Jon Steinlauf

Title: President, National Ad Sales
and Marketing, Scripps Networks Interactive

Years In Cable: 31

Education: Duke University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Respectful


Karen Grinthal

Title: SVP, Ad Sales,
Food Network

Years In Cable: 28

Education: Bachelor’s degree, Sarah Lawrence College

One Word that Best Describes Me: Curious


Greg Regis

Title: SVP, Advertising Sales, Travel Channel and Great American Country

Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communications, St. John’s University


Donna Stephens

Title: SVP, Ad Sales, Scripps Networks Interactive

Years In Cable: 30

Education: BS
(Business Administration), Christopher
Newport University


This quartet of execs is a strong force at Scripps because its members are all on the same page. Stephens is responsible for managing the ad sales division for Scripps brands, as well as generating convergent revenue for their respective online properties. Steinlauf oversees research, branded entertainment, pricing and planning and inventory control. Grinthal is responsible for revenue for both Food Network and Cooking Channel as well as convergent revenue for their respective websites. Finally, Regis oversees sales strategies for the two networks. Together, they soar.


Jon Steinlauf

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? The future is bright; it’s pro consumer, and that is important.

The technology that will most benefit cable over the next year is: 4K TV

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone:
Driverless car

What was your first job? Ad buyer

Name of my favorite Spotify playlist: R&B


Karen Grinthal

What does the future look like for skinny bundles and flexible packaging? Brands that add value to consumers’ lives will succeed.

Favorite charity event I work with:

Young Audiences New York, enabling New York City’s children and youth to use their creativity to succeed in school, work and in their lives.

Favorite vacation spot: Tuscany

I watch the majority of programming on this device: Big screen television

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… Make new friends but keep the old…

The Daily


Charter Sanctioned $19 Million

A New York judge awarded Windstream Holdings more than $19 million in sanctions against Charter Thursday, ruling that a false advertising campaign run by the latter caused harm to Windstream as it began

Read the Full Issue
The Skinny is delivered on Tuesday and focuses on the cable profession. You'll stay in the know on the headlines, topics and special issues you value most. Sign Up



Hiring? In conjunction with our sister brand, Cynopsis, we are offering hiring managers a deep pool of media-savvy, skilled candidates at a range of experience levels and sectors, The result will be an even more robust industry job board, to help both employers and job seekers.

Contact for more information.