Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer Discovery
Kathleen Finch was named Discovery, Inc’s Chief Lifestyle Brands Officer in 2018, following the company’s acquisition of Scripps Networks. Finch oversees all creative and business operations for Discovery’s 10-network portfolio of lifestyle networks, highlighted by HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery and Travel Channel, among others. Finch also oversees the Digital Studios Group, responsible for digital and social video content creation in support of Discovery’s websites, social, TV Everywhere and direct-to-consumer businesses and brands, most notably the recent launch of the Food Network Kitchen subscription service.
Driven by this leading collection of women-targeted brands, Discovery networks account for more than 20% of all Pay-TV viewing among women in the U.S (Primetime & Total Day). Finch has led her portfolio to claim the top four non-news nets in ad-supported cable for Total Day (HGTV #1, Food Network #2, TLC #3, ID #4) and two of the top five networks in Primetime (TLC #1 and HGTV #4) among W25-54 as of 2Q20.