You never know when a chance encounter will set the stage for changes throughout your entire life. For Burton Jablin, Chief Operating Officer at Scripps Networks Interactive, it happened when he was a student at Harvard in 1982. Burton, a reporter for the Harvard Crimson newspaper, was asked by the Dean of Faculty what he wanted to do after graduation. When he responded that he wanted to work in TV news, the dean replied, “You should speak to Frank Stanton,” the legendary former President of CBS who at that time was a consultant for the network.
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