A change in reporting in the executive ranks at Scripps Networks has been triggered by word that Joseph NeCastro, Scripps Networks Interactive chief financial and administrative officer and chief development officer, is set to retire after 13 years with the company, B&C reports.
“The company said that its international division, headed by Jim Samples, will now report directly to CEO Ken Lowe,” the publication reports. “Samples will also be appointed to succeed NeCastro as chairman of the board of TVN, the Polish media company Scripps Networks acquired last year.”
Also reporting to Lowe will be Mark Hale, executive VP of global operations and chief technology officer.
B&C notes: “The company’s corporate development and early stage investment strategy will continue to be headed by Julie Yoo, who will report to chief financial officer Lori Hickok.”