Mark Kroeger

Food Network parent ups Mark Kroeger to exec VP

Mark Kroeger has been promoted to exec VP of Scripps Networks Interactive, parent company of cablers Food Network, HGTV and Travel Channel.

Kroeger reports to chief financial and administrative officer Joseph G. NeCastro. He’ll serve as chief communications officer. He’d been senior VP of communications and investor relations at Scripps Networks since the TV arm separated from parent company E. W. Scripps Co. in 2008.

He joined E.W. Scripps in 1978 as a general assignment reporter at the company’s newspaper in Evansville, Ind., ultimately becoming city editor. He entered the corporate side in 1997.

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