Discovery Veteran Paul Welling Joins Scripps


Paul Welling, who has spent nearly two decades with Discovery Communications, has been tapped to lead content in the U.K. and EMEA for Scripps Networks Interactive.

Based in London, Welling is responsible for all programming and content functions that span linear, digital and VOD/OTT services. He has been tasked with setting the vision and priorities for the program planning, scheduling, acquisitions, commissioning and digital creative teams across the content and brand portfolio, including HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel and Fine Living. Welling reports to Phillip Luff, the managing director for the U.K. and EMEA at Scripps Networks Interactive.

“Paul is a dynamic leader who inspires and cultivates creativity in all he does,” said Luff. “His extensive background in building big, bold brands, curating content and developing high-quality digital products with premium commercial value will serve our team well as we as we further grow and solidify our channel portfolio across the region.”