Veria TV, the wellness network, named Gabriella Messina head of programming. The former Scripps Network executive will lead the strategic development and acquisition of original television content for
the media company's TV network and Web site. Messina was most recently executive producer of digital video at Scripps Networks, where she headed its food Web sites, including www.foodnetwork.com.
Prior to her success at Food Network, she served as HGTV's director of original programming, developing and supervising top-rated shows on-air and content across platforms.