Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Food Network President Brooke Johnson To Retire

Photo - Scripps
The Hollywood Reporter just reported
that Food Network President Brooke Johnson has announced that she will retire.  Brooke joined Food Network as the president in 2004 and will remain with the company as a consultant through the end of 2016.

Her bio on the Scripps Network Interactive site states:
"Named President of Food Network in 2004, Brooke Bailey Johnson  was elevated in 2010 to head of the entire food category at Scripps Networks which includes Food Network, Cooking Channel,,,, and Enterprises, the new business and licensing and merchandising arm of the company."
You may recall seeing Brooke on the Food Network Star finale's and she was on the most recent finale where she announced Eddie Jackson as the winner.  No replacement has been announced, but it will be interesting to see if they hire someone in-house or look elsewhere.  It will also be interesting to see if the type of programming on the channel will change after her departure.

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