Courtney White Takes the Reins at Food Network


Discovery, Inc. has elevated Courtney White, formerly executive VP and general manager of HGTV and Food Network, to president of Food Network.

White will relocate from Knoxville, Tennessee, to New York, where she will focus solely on the company’s food brands. She will report to Kathleen Finch, Discovery’s chief lifestyle brands officer. Allison Page, previously president of HGTV and Food Network, will continue to oversee HGTV, also working out of Knoxville under Finch.

“Courtney has been instrumental to the growth of both Food Network and HGTV, turning talented home experts and everyday chefs into treasured, household names,” said Finch. “With her strategic eye on Food Network and Allison’s on HGTV, we’ll ensure these iconic brands continue to delight our passionate fans and maximize their unique value to our advertising and affiliate partners.”

“It’s been gratifying to work alongside Courtney to develop compelling shows with endearing hosts that have made these brands so beloved,” noted Page. “Her creative genius and deep understanding of our audience make her an incredible leader in this business, and I can’t wait to see what she does next.”

White added: “I relish the opportunity to lead such an amazing group of innovative storytellers, inspiring people everywhere through the power and joy of food. It is an exciting time to be in the food capital of the world, where the team is making food-centric entertainment more tantalizing and inspiring to our fans than ever before.”