Denise Gough 

Denise Gough is a wine lover, dog mom, and entrepreneur.  She was most recently employed as Vice President of Business & Legal Affairs at Discovery, Inc., formerly Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc.  In that role, she provided legal and business counsel to the marketing teams of Scripps’ brands, including HGTV, Food Network, and Travel Channel.  She counseled ad sales and marketing, content distribution and marketing, and other business units.  She also advised Scripps’ in-house production unit, managed all legal aspects for Scripps’ home giveaways, including HGTV Dream Home and DIY Network Ultimate Retreat, and advised on consumer regulatory issues and social media.


Prior to joining Scripps, Gough served as Senior Counsel at America Online, Inc. focusing on entertainment, marketing, advertising, and compliance issues.


Gough is actively involved with Women in Cable Telecommunications, and has served as a Director-at-Large, Vice President, President, and Immediate Past President of the Southeast Chapter.  She won Chapter President of the Year in 2016 and was a co-winner of WICT Southeast’s prestigious Red Letter Award in the category of mentoring in 2014.  Gough is a graduate of Class 34 of the Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.  She is also active with the United Way of Greater Knoxville.


Gough graduated summa cum laude from Tulane University with a bachelor’s degree in English and History, and received her juris doctorate form Duke University School of Law, magna cum laude, where she sits on the Board of Visitors.  She is the proud mom of 2 chihuahua mixes and enjoys reading and educating others on loving wine.

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