Why Them? Rising like the cream in one of Giada’s tasty desserts, Lansing and Lowe have driven SNI to both ratings and revenue records, organizing networks including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and DIY Network into Home, Food, Travel & Entertainment categories. And they know how to capitalize on the brands, with the company’s first $1 billion Upfront in 2012. Lansing this year repositioned Great American Country from a music to a lifestyle network complete with the new “Living Country” tag line and hit series “Farm Kings” and “Kimberly’s Simply Southern.” Lowe continues to expand the Scripps stable, adding new acquisitions Travel Channel International and Asian Food Channel to recent integrations Travel Channel and Cooking Channel. Look for this duo to continue pushing the interactive envelope both on and outside of the small screen.
Apple or Samsung? Apple
Beatles or The Rolling Stones? Beatles
On a Saturday afternoon, you can find me… On the lake.
Favorite airport? Knoxville’s McGhee-Tyson. I’m home 10 minutes after landing.
The movie that should never be remade? It’s a Wonderful Life
The biggest lesson I learned from my kid(s) this year was… Perseverance; watching my 14 year-old son, Nicholas, recover from a broken leg.
Dish I can make and that would impress a celebrity chef: Vegetable/Parmesan Frittata
The TV show title that most resembles my life is… “House Hunters”
Favorite vacation spot? Italy, Amalfi Coast ?