president, SN Digital, Scripps Networks
Deanna Brown joined Scripps Networks in April 2007 as president of its Interactive group, now known as SN Digital. Brown possesses 20 years of experience as a strategic business executive with expertise in new ventures in media, entertainment and technology. She came to Scripps after most recently serving as general manager of Yahoo Media Groups Lifestyles business unit. While at Yahoo she repositioned the company's interactive space health.yahoo.com and launched food.yahoo.com. In addition to Yahoo, her previous experience includes serving as vice president/general manager of the Life Management division of AOL, where she led numerous initiatives including a Diet/Fitness area, a Billpay product and a coupon offering. Brown also was responsible for the re-launch of AOLs Food, Finance, Research & Learn as well as Home and Real Estate verticals. She also developed several interactive brands at Cond Nast and served as president of Brill Media Holdings. Brown received her journalism degree from the University of Southern California in 1986 and began her career with *the New York Times Magazine* Group. She is a member of the Scripps Networks Executive Committee and has offices in New York and at company headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn.