Kolar oversees the finances for all six of Scripps’ domestic networks and their digital extensions, playing a key role in long-term strategic planning around both linear and digital content initiatives. Most recently, she enabled the company’s recent acquisition of millennial-focused online resource Spoon University. Kolar’s passion for Scripps’ brands is unique among financial executives, making her a perfect partner for the programming team as it delves further into digital. “I enjoy cooking and baking, since being able to control outcomes and achieve a tangible result in a short time goes a long way toward relieving stress,” she says.
Who is your favorite current female TV character and why?
Daenerys Targaryren on “Game of Thrones” has grown from a timid, powerless young girl to an idealistic, intelligent ruler. Having faced adversity in love and life, she continues to grow and aspires to and maintains power in a world dominated by men. She builds a loyal team, travels widely, has improved her sense of style, and best of all, HAS DRAGONS.
What industry topic do you think will dominate industry headlines in 2018 and why?
The ability to measure total audience on any screen anywhere and the corresponding new content monetization models will be top of mind in 2018 and beyond.
Best advice for relieving stress?
I enjoy cooking and baking, since being able to control outcomes and achieve a tangible result in a short time goes a long way toward relieving stress.