Hickok oversees accounting, reporting, tax, treasury and financial planning functions, playing a key role in Scripps’ recent acquisitions and integrations of Travel Channel, Travel Channel International and the Asian Food Channel. “I have found that scheduling the personal stuff helps to maintain the personal-professional life balance best,” says this dog lover and avid gardener.

What’s been the biggest story in cable this year?

While there are many stories to choose from, I would have to select consolidation among pay TV distribution companies as the top story for cable this year.

How do you define a successful career?

I would define a successful career as one that includes maintaining a positive work-life balance, enjoying what you do and who you work with, being continually challenged, always learning and being respected by your colleagues.

Best trick for maintaining the personal-professional life balance?

I have found that scheduling the personal stuff helps to maintain the personal-professional life balance best. If you schedule it you do it. If you don’t schedule it, it may not happen.

When not in the office, where are we most likely to find you?

These days you will find me outside either walking my dogs, working in the flower gardens or poolside.

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