Former Turner CEO Phil Kent to Join Scripps’ Board


KNOXVILLE: Philip Kent, who served as CEO of Turner Broadcasting System from 2003 to 2013, will be nominated to Scripps Networks Interactive’s board of directors at its annual shareholder meeting in 2017.

Kent joined Turner Broadcasting in 1993 as president of Turner Home Entertainment and went on to serve as president of Turner’s international networks based in London, and was subsequently named president and COO of CNN News Group in 2000. He became CEO of Turner Broadcasting System in 2003. Kent will succeed director David Galloway, who will be retiring from the board.

“We are delighted to add a media executive with the knowledge and experience of Phil Kent to the board of Scripps Networks Interactive,” said Kenneth W. Lowe, President, Chairman and CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive. “Phil has led complex organizations that grew in the face of increased competition, and has a deep understanding of the international media landscape that will be critical as we continue to focus on growth outside the United States. His strategic knowledge and commercial acumen will be invaluable to the board and the company.”

“David has been an incredible asset to the board and provided valuable service to the company during his tenure,” Lowe said. “We will all miss his leadership and counsel, and we wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement.”