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.