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Scripps Networks Interactive hires media finance veteran Lois Nix as ad sales CFO

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., May 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lois Nix has been named Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for the advertising sales division of Scripps Networks Interactive (Nasdaq:SNI), the company announced today.

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In this role, Nix serves as the primary financial advisor to the company’s ad sales organization, responsible for finance, accounting, budgeting, analysis and business planning functions within the group.

Nix is based in New York and reports to Chief Revenue Officer Steve Gigliotti, with additional reporting duties to Lori Hickok, Scripps Networks’ Chief Financial Officer. She succeeds Amy Listerman who departed the company last month.

“Lois has experience leading change initiatives, developing go-to-market strategies, and providing data-focused insights that will help us continue to execute on our vision to move beyond a traditional media company to a comprehensive lifestyle content business,” Gigliotti said. “I’m confident she’s a perfect fit for our successful and dynamic sales team.”

She joins from The Weather Company, where she served as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the digital and cable advertising sales division. During her seven years with the company, she was a key member of the ad sales leadership team.

Prior to The Weather Company, Nix worked in planning and strategy for the national ad sales operations division of NBCUniversal, focusing on CNBC, MSNBC and Telemundo. She was previously Chief Financial Officer for the company’s sports entertainment business, including the Summer and Winter Olympics.

About Scripps Networks Interactive
Scripps Networks Interactive Inc. (Nasdaq:SNI) is one of the leading developers of engaging lifestyle content in the home, food and travel categories for television, the Internet and emerging platforms. The company's lifestyle media portfolio includes leading TV and entertainment brands HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. Its digital division Scripps Lifestyle Studios creates compelling content for online, social and mobile platforms. International operations include TVN, Poland’s premier multi-platform media company; UKTV, an independent commercial joint venture with BBC Worldwide; Asian Food Channel, the first pan-regional TV food network in Asia; and lifestyle channel Fine Living Network. The company’s global networks and websites reach millions of consumers across North and South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Scripps Networks Interactive is headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. For more information, please visit scrippsnetworksinteractive.com.

Contact: Scripps Networks Interactive
Investors: Mike Gallentine, mgallentine@scrippsnetworks.com, (865) 560-4473
Media: Dylan Jones, djones@scrippsnetworks.com, (865) 560-5068
Kristin Alm, kalm@scrippsnetworks.com, (865) 560-4316
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