Given her background, it’s not at all surprising that Scripps Networks Interactive Chief Programming, Content and Brand Officer Kathleen Finch oversees HGTV and Food Network (along with DIY, Cooking Channel, GAC and Travel Channel). As a child growing up in New York City she watched and learned as her parents bought and flipped one New York City brownstone after another – long before flipping was a thing. Also, her father had worked his way through graduate school as a chef, a job her brother would later have in Paris. And then there was the time when, as a young broadcast journalist working at CBS, Finch spent two weeks in Cuba with Martha Stewart!
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