A veteran television executive who has played a role in record growth at the cable channels Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel is the new president of HGTV.
The channel announced today that Jane Latman was named to the post, effective immediately. Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer for Discovery, made the announcement.
“Jane understands how to grab and hold viewers’ attention, as evidenced by her tremendous track record of success with Investigation Discovery and, most recently as General Manager of Travel Channel,” said Finch, to whom Latman will report. “I am thrilled to have Jane and her expertise at the helm of HGTV, one of the most iconic, successful and well-loved brands in all of media.”
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