Brown oversees the planning and development of Scripps nets’ program scheduling strategies, as well as their budgets and management of their assets, to ensure optimal results and performance of the brands. She’ll celebrate her 20th anniversary at Scripps next year, having held positions within the network that have included developing and implementing an improved programming and scheduling database for DIY Network. “I believe the cable industry is still looking for ‘quick’ fixes to address diversity,” she says. “It’s not about simply placing minorities in selected visible spots. It’s also about focusing on other differences, opinions, as well as work experiences and cultural differences.”
What grade do you give the cable industry on diversity and why?
As we view diversity today, it’s a very fluid complex and continuous process and the grading/measuring would have to be continuous. At this point in time, I would give the industry a grade of B. This is partly because I believe the cable industry is still looking for “quick” fixes to address diversity. It’s not about simply placing minorities in selected visible spots. It’s also about focusing on other differences, opinions, as well as work experiences and cultural differences. Once the cable industry truly realizes and respects the value of differences, it will be powerful.
My personal election campaign slogan would be…
Seek first to understand, then to be understood.
Favorite charity organization you work with?
I support the Humane Society because I wanted to give back to the community. I took for granted the dog parks, the veterinary sites and doggy day cares that I use. Working with the Human Society helped me realize that many do not have access to or are not financially able to utilize these resources, and therefore some pets are neglected and abandoned. With my contributions and by adopting a rescue dog, I feel I’m honoring the 15-year-old dog I lost last year.