SBS Names New Head of Food & Entertainment


SBS has tapped Emily Griggs to be its new head of entertainment and food.

As part of SBS’s unscripted commissioning team, Griggs will oversee the broadcaster’s slate of commissioned entertainment and food shows. She joins SBS from BBC Studios, where she was head of development and content, overseeing the development and production of such titles as Mastermind and Celebrity Mastermind.

Griggs commences her new role on August 30.

John Godfrey, head of unscripted, SBS, said: “Emily is one of Australia’s most respected and impressive television producers and directors, with a track record producing successful shows across a range of genres. We’re looking forward to working with her as part of the unscripted team, bringing her extensive experience, energy and vision to the role, as we explore new opportunities with our unique entertainment slate and continue to provide Australians with a truly distinctive food offering.”

Griggs added: “SBS celebrates diversity and different perspectives, which is inspiring. I feel fortunate to be joining a network that entertains but also encourages greater acceptance and elicits change. I look forward to joining the team and commissioning engaging, educational and entertaining content that connects audiences with SBS’s unique purpose.”