News Brief

Food Network Names New President

Brooke Johnson has been named the next president of Food Network. Johnson joined Food Network in May 2003 as Senior Vice President and General Manager; she succeeds Judy Girard, who heads up Scripps Networks' newest endeavor, Shop At Home Network. Prior to joining Food Network, Johnson played a key role in the success of A&E and The History Channel. In her early years of television, Johnson was Program Director for WABC-TV in New York City, where she launched first locally and then into national syndication Live With Regis And Kathie Lee. She served in several capacities at WLS-TV, ABC's Chicago station, including Executive Producer of AM CHICAGO and Asst. Program Director.