Scripps Networks Exec NeCastro Retiring

Scripps Networks Interactive chief financial and administrative officer and chief development officer Joseph NeCastro is retiring after 13 years at the company.

The company said its international division, headed by Jim Samples, will now report directly to CEO Ken Lowe. Samples will also be appointed to succeed NeCastro as chairman of TVN, the Polish media company Scripps Networks acquired last year.

NeCastro will continue as an advisor to Scripp Networks' International division.


Jon Lafayette

Jon has been business editor of Broadcasting+Cable since 2010. He focuses on revenue-generating activities, including advertising and distribution, as well as executive intrigue and merger and acquisition activity. Just about any story is fair game, if a dollar sign can make its way into the article. Before B+C, Jon covered the industry for TVWeek, Cable World, Electronic Media, Advertising Age and The New York Post. A native New Yorker, Jon is hiding in plain sight in the suburbs of Chicago.