Manager, Business & Legal Affairs Scripps Networks Interactive
Crista Cooke is a manager of Business & Legal Affairs for Scripps Networks Interactive. In this role, she oversees the administration of production and talent contracts for the lifestyle brands HGTV, DIY, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel, and Great American Country. She also manages the production insurance program and provides financial and budgeting support for the department.
She started her career at Scripps in 1995 as an accounting assistant in the Finance department. Over the years, she was promoted from production cost accountant to supervisor where she was an integral partner in establishing in-house production accounting methods, software systems, and reporting tools for departmental managers. In 2005, she transferred to her current position in Business & Legal Affairs.
Crista holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a major in accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She and her husband Scott live in Knoxville with their son and daughter, and they enjoy swimming, boating, and riding motorcycles.