Tamara Franklin

Simply put, digital is booming at Scripps— thanks in large part to Franklin. Elevated to her role in January 2014, she oversees the company’s digital business units to coordinate overall strategy and activity, focusing on an integrated companywide approach to digital video production and distribution. All Scripps ships are rising, from Food Network to HGTV to Travel. Franklin thinks all sectors of the cable industry can do better on gender equality. “The senior most leadership levels across nearly all of our organizations are still largely comprised of white men,” she says. “I fear that this situation will become worse in the near term, particularly in light of recent consolidation activity where, historically, women and people of color are most vulnerable to job loss given their lack of sponsorship.”

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