Kevin Chorlins named SVP Scripps

February 12, 2014 14.40 Europe/London By Robert Briel

Kevin Chorlins has been appointed to the newly created role of SVP of international content and brand strategy at Scripps Networks Interactive.

Chorlins has served as vice president of marketing and communications for the growing Scripps Networks international division, working with regional marketing and programming teams worldwide to devise promotional and creative initiatives for Food Network and Travel Channel.

In his new role, Chorlins will spearhead international strategy and marketing support for Scripps brands and programming franchises, new network launches and program sales, while managing international communications and public relations. He will report to Jim Samples, president of Scripps Networks International. His appointment is effective immediately.

“As the company has developed experienced programmers and marketers in London, Singapore and now Brazil, it’s important that our international teams have a strong support base in the United States,” Samples said.

“With his broad experience across both our international and domestic businesses, Kevin will be able to help our teams harness the strength of Scripps programming as we grow our networks around the world.”

Prior to joining its international division, Chorlins was vice president of marketing for DIY Network, which also is owned by Scripps Networks. At DIY Network, Chorlins directed branding initiatives, extensions, marketing campaigns and partnerships. He has an additional 10 years of experience in marketing and advertising in the entertainment and theatrical film industries.