Love it when the marketing folks get the nod to run the whole show. Well Dunne! goes out to MICHAEL SMITH, just named head of the new Cooking Channel. Official title is General Manager. Scripps is converting the Fine Living Network (FLN) to the Cooking Channel and is shifting Michael over from The Food Network, where he has been Sr. Vice President of Marketing and Creative Services. Before his 10+ years at Food Network, Michael was with Disney and CBS Network. He’s one smart guy – holds two sheepskins: undergrad in biz from Stanford and an MBA from Berkeley. Impressive. Glad to see such a great guy move upward! Let’s hear it for him one more time – Well Dunne! Michael.
That means his slot at Food will be open.
Condolences to GREG RANDO, #2 Creative at FOX’s KTVU in Oakland, on the sudden death of his mother. Thoughts and prayers to you, Greg.
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Think About This: "The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well." – Ralph Waldo Emerson