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Thorkilsen Joins Scripps Networks

Eric Thorkilsen was named senior vice president of business development for Scripps Networks.

Thorkilsen will be responsible for developing new business opportunities across all existing Scripps Networks media platforms.

Thorkilsen previously was president of This Old House Ventures, where he built an entire business for Time Warner Inc. around do-it-yourself series This Old House. Under his direction, This Old House Ventures expanded into publishing, broadband, event marketing, direct sales, licensing, books and videos.

Scripps also promoted Cherie Oswald to vice president of business development.