Mr. JEFFREY SEARS, vice president of creative services at DIY Network, died June 28 in Knoxville, Tenn., of injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. A 12-year Scripps Networks veteran, Mr. Sears worked on the promotions team at HGTV before assuming his position at DIY Network.
JOHN LANSING, president of Scripps Networks, credited Mr. Sears with being one of the architects of DIY Network’s success. “His special talent and creativity can be seen in the unmistakably compelling on-air personality of DIY in recent years,” Mr. Lansing said. “This news hits all of us hard, and especially those who knew Jeff and worked closely with him.”
Mr. Sears is survived by his wife, Joan, and teenage son, Connor.