Scripps Networks Interactive?s Chris Powell Named To Savoy?s ?100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America?

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    March 19, 2012 13:37 UTC

    Scripps Networks Interactive?s Chris Powell Named To Savoy?s
    ?100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America?

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–
    Chris Powell, executive vice president for human resources at Scripps
    Networks Interactive
    (NYSE: SNI), joins some of the nation?s most
    accomplished business leaders on Savoy Magazine?s 2012 list of the ?Top
    100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America.? Powell is responsible
    for the strategy, development and delivery of initiatives, programs and
    policies to recruit, develop, retain and reward employees for Scripps
    Networks Interactive. He also leads the company?s efforts related to
    diversity and other key strategic initiatives.

    Chris Powell, executive vice president, human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, earned a sp ...

    Chris Powell, executive vice president, human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, earned a spot on Savoy Magazine’s “Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America.” (Photo: Business Wire)

    The Savoy
    Top 100
    is the definitive listing of African-American influencers
    and achievers impacting corporate America. Selection of the ?Top 100
    Blacks in Corporate America? begins by examining the landscape of
    spheres of influence impacting Savoy?s readership including: corporate
    sector influence, scholastic achievement, career growth, community
    outreach and recognition.

    ?Chris? accomplishments are vital in developing the diverse, inclusive
    environment that makes our company so successful,? said Ken Lowe,
    chairman, CEO and president of SNI. ?This recognition is well-deserved
    and rightly places Chris among the elite in American business.?

    In addition to his duties as the head of human resources, Powell chairs
    the company?s Benefits Committee, serves on its Executive Diversity and
    Management Committees. He is vice chair of the Knoxville Area Urban
    League, 2012 Leadership Knoxville Program participant and the University
    of Tennessee Chancellor?s Associate Council. Powell serves on the board
    of directors for Women in Cable & Telecommunications (WICT) and is board
    vice president/president-elect for the Cable and Telecommunications
    Human Resources Association (CTHRA).

    About Scripps Networks Interactive

    Scripps Networks Interactive (NYSE: SNI) is a leading developer of
    lifestyle-oriented content for television, the Internet and emerging
    platforms, where on-air programming complements online video, social
    media areas and e-commerce components on companion Web sites and
    broadband vertical channels. The company’s lifestyle media portfolio
    comprises popular lifestyle television and Internet brands HGTV, DIY
    Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and country music
    network Great American Country.

    Identifying international expansion as a key growth strategy, Scripps
    Networks has launched Food Network in Europe, the Middle East and Africa
    through a joint venture with Chello Zone; and Food Network Asia,
    distributed through MEASAT Satellite Systems and Ascent Media. Scripps
    is a partner in UKTV, one of the United Kingdom?s leading multi-channel
    television programming companies. Scripps Networks? brands collectively
    are available in more than 170 countries and territories on all seven
    continents, and through more than 1,000 outlets on U.S. military bases
    and U.S. embassies around the world via the American Forces Radio and
    Television Service.

    In addition, Scripps Networks has launched HGTV, DIY Network, Food
    Network, Cooking Channel and Travel Channel in high-definition and is
    aggressively developing its emerging media platforms for?broadband and
    video-on-demand.

    Scripps Networks Interactive is based in Knoxville, Tenn., with offices
    in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, Atlanta, San
    Francisco, Nashville, Tenn. and Chevy Chase, Md.

    About Savoy Magazine

    Savoy Magazine is a national publication covering the power, substance
    and style of African-American lifestyle. From entertainment to sports,
    business to politics, design to style, Savoy is a cultural catalyst for
    the African-American community that showcases and drives positive
    dialogue on and about Black culture. Savoy is published quarterly and
    distributed via subscriptions and newsstands worldwide.

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    Contacts

    Scripps Networks Interactive
    Crystal Washington, 865-560-4223
    cwashington@scrippsnetworks.com

    Source: Scripps Networks Interactive

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    Chris Powell, executive vice president, human resources at Scripps Networks Interactive, earned a spot on Savoy Magazine’s “Top 100 Blacks in Corporate America.” (Photo: Business Wire)

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