Since launching HGTV in 1994, Scripps Networks has become a leader in lifestyle media, developing content for television, the Internet and satellite radio, in books and magazines, and on today’s emerging media platforms. Scripps Networks, a division of The E.W. Scripps Company (NYSE:SSP), is comprised of the lifestyle brands HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network and FINE LIVING TV Network as well as the country music network Great American Country (GAC).
Scrippts Networks’ TV properties and companion websites collectively attracting more than 15 million unique visitors every month, making their sites the top online destinations in their respective categories. Scripps Networks also has launched a dozen online newsletters; video on demand; an array of broadband channels; content for mobile utility; and high-definition channels HGTV-HD and Food Network-HD. In addition, their programming is seen in more than 170 countries on seven continents around the world.
John Lansing (President) :
John F. Lansing is President of Scripps Networks, with responsibilities over the Scripps cable networks, HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, FINE LIVING TV NETWORK, and Great American Country (GAC).
Lansing is a longtime employee of The E.W. Scripps Company, the parent company of Scripps Networks. Lansing joined Scripps Networks in January 2004 as Executive Vice President, from The E.W. Scripps Company headquarters in Cincinnati, where, since September 2000, he was senior vice president for television in charge of the Scripps broadcasting division, including 10 television stations. Before heading the company’s broadcast division, Lansing worked at two Scripps-owned affiliates: WEWS in Cleveland, where he was the vice president and general manager; and WXYZ in Detroit, where he worked as vice president and station manager.
Lansing began his career as a news photographer at age 17 at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky. He then became chief news photographer, and later managing editor, at WAVE-TV in Louisville from 1980 to 1986. He then joined WWMT-TV Grand Rapids, Michigan as news director until 1988, when he returned to his hometown of Minneapolis to become the assistant news director at KARE-TV. Two years later, he was named news director at WCCO-TV in Minneapolis and then promoted to news director at WBBM-TV in Chicago.
In 1994, Lansing led the WCCO I-Team in achieving the Alfred I. Dupont-Columbia University Award. He also is the recipient of an AWRT National Commendation for editorial writing in 1993. In 1990 he led the KARE Special Projects team to a National Headliner Award for community service; in 1989 was named Gannett Television News Executive of the Year. Lansing is the recipient of numerous awards for photojournalism, including NPPA Photographer of the Year for the Midwestern Region in 1985.
Lansing studied marketing and business administration at Bellarmine College in Louisville,