Ken Lowe

Title: Chairman of the Board & President and CEO, Scripps

Years in Cable: 22

Education: BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

One Word that Best Describes Me: Optimistic

 

Burton Jablin

Title: COO, Scripps Networks Interactive

Years in Cable: 22

Education: BA, Harvard University

One Word that Best Describes Me: Thoughtful

 

While some forecast bumpy roads for the television industry, Scripps continues to evolve and flourish under the leadership of this dynamic duo. Part of the original team that launched HGTV in 1994, Jablin was upped last August and has focused on international growth in his role overseeing sales, distribution, programming, digital and strategic planning, all priorities for Lowe. The Scripps ad sales team last year delivered a fourth consecutive upfront that surpassed the $1 billion mark in gross sales, and expanded its digital offerings as well as its Lifestyle Studio content.

 

Ken Lowe

My cable industry mentor and why: John Hendricks – Leadership

My personal theme song is: “Take It Easy” by the Eagles

My first job: Disc jockey

Favorite vacation spot: St. Barts

 

Burton Jablin

My cable industry mentor and why: Frank Gardner, because he opened up great opportunities.

Hoverboard, driverless car or drone: Driverless car

“Star Trek” celebrates its 50th Anniversary this year. So if Mr. Spock’s motto is “Live Long and Prosper,” mine is… Stay focused on what’s important

My first job: Research Assistant at WBBM-TV Chicago

Favorite vacation spot: Costa Rica

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