Ken Lowe

Title: President/Chairman/CEO, Scripps Networks Interactive
Years in Cable: 20
Education: BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Best Advice: It’s the people.

Burton Jablin

Title: President, Scripps Networks
Years in Cable: 20
Education: BA, Harvard University
Best Advice: Stay focused on what matters.

These two seasoned Scripps veterans brought down the house this year with their lifestyle media brands. Lowe introduced Asian Food Channel into his media empire while continuing his conquest into homes with publications, digital apps and licensing products. Some of the company’s greatest successes came from Scripps’ home category brands under the guidance of Jablin. With a mix of celebrated and fresh new content, HGTV achieved its most-watched and highest-rated year ever, while increasing primetime viewing by 4%. The duo looks to continue their streak this year, and they’re thinking global.


TV show I’d most like to have a cameo in: “Iron Chef America”

Favorite Cable Show memory: HGTV’s first appearance at a Cable Show in 1994, working with the entire HGTV staff (about 15 of us) to set up and work the booth.

Favorite vacation spot: New Zealand

My favorite business/motivational book: Moneyball

If someone forced me to cut the cord and only watch 3 over-the-top shows, they would be: “House Hunters,” “Chopped,” “Scandal”


I watch the majority of programming on this device: TV

One thing I would do all the time if I could: Play golf

Favorite Restaurant: French Laundry

Favorite TV show as a kid: “The Andy Griffith Show”

The last time I had a good laugh: Today!

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