Discovery has promoted Allison Page to lead HGTV and Food Network. The company has also elevated Courtney White to executive vice president — she’ll report to Page.
Additionally, Investigation Discovery (ID), American Heroes Channel and Destination America boss Henry Schleiff has added Travel Channel to his portfolio, the combined corporation said on Wednesday.
Since 2016, Page had served as general manager of U.S. programming for Scripps Networks Interactive; Discovery officially absorbed the Scripps networks about a month ago.
“HGTV and Food Network are passion brands that nourish superfans like no others can, and the creative leaders behind them are a big part of their recipe for success,” said David Zaslav, president and CEO of Discovery, Inc. “This team has discovered talented home experts and everyday chefs and made them treasured, household names. I look forward to what Allison and Courtney will do next, under Kathleen’s expert leadership, to strengthen our newly expanded family of lifestyle brands.”
“I couldn’t be prouder to lead this fantastic team of innovative storytellers as we start this new chapter as a combined company with the most beloved real-life entertainment brands in the world,” added Kathleen Finch, who oversees all of the lifestyle brands. “Allison and Courtney have been instrumental to the growth of these trusted Discovery lifestyle networks. They are amazing creative managers who, time and time again, imagine compelling content for our loyal fans who are passionate about home and food.”