Henry Ahn, Executive VP, Content Distribution & Marketing, Scripps Networks Interactive.
is responsible for the distribution strategy for Scripps' portfolio of lifestyle networks - HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country (GAC) - and related content across all platforms.
Ahn also serves as a member of Scripps' management committee and diversity council.
Prior to Scripps, Ahn was at NBC Universal for 17 years, where he oversaw various aspects of affiliate sales management, business development and financial management.
Most recently he held the position of executive vice president of TV networks distribution and oversaw key distribution deals for 16 of NBCU's cable networks including USA, Syfy, CNBC, MSNBC and Bravo, as well as the Olympics on cable.
He also worked with NBC Universal's digital distribution division to deliver digital services to the company's TV networks distribution partners.
A graduate of Boston College
with an MBA from Fordham University
, Ahn's prior professional experience includes working as a financial analyst at HBO
and Comedy Central, and managing strategic planning and analysis for EMI Records Group
Over the years, Ahn
has earned numerous industry honors, including being inducted into CableFAX's 2010 Sales Hall of Fame
and ranking second among CableFAX's "Most Influential Minorities in Cable.
In 2009, Ahn
was selected as the 2009 "Co-Affiliate Sales Person of the Year for Large Network Groups
" by CableFAX.