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Scripps Network Interactive Names Lansing EVP

Scripps Network Interactive Monday announced that John Lansing, the current president of Scripps Network, has been named executive vice president of the parent company were he’ll be responsible for leading the company’s Lifestyle Media operating segment which includes the Food Network and HGTV.

Scripps Networks officially split from E.W. Scripps on July 1.

“John has successfully led the continued growth of our largest and most profitable division,” Kenneth Lowe, chairman, president and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, said in a statement. “John will continue to lead the growth strategies for expanding our dominant position in the food and shelter brands on TV and the Internet, extending our brands through creative and lucrative licensing and revenue-sharing partnerships, and exploring opportunities internationally to exploit our expertise in creating and delivering food, shelter and lifestyle content.”

Scripps Networks operates HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living Network and Great American Country, along with several Internet businesses dedicated to the food and shelter categories.

Lansing, 51, who will remain as president of Scripps Networks and will continue to report to Lowe, has been with Scripps for 13 years including the period before Scripps Networks Interactive separated from The E.W. Scripps Co.

Before moving to Scripps Networks, Lansing had strategic and operating oversight responsibilities for the Scripps broadcast television station group, first as vice president of station operations and then as senior vice president/television.