Constantini to Scrippt Networks sales post


LOS ANGELES -- Lynne Costantini has been named executive vp affiliate sales and marketing at Scripps Networks. Costantini joined Scripps from TWC, where for the past decade she has rose through the ranks to become senior vp and chief business affairs officer. In that role, Costantini set the strategy for Time Warner's technology partnerships, commercial negotiations and other enterprise-wide initiatives. She will assume her new responsibilities at Scripps by April 1. Costantini will serve on the Scripps Networks executive committee and will join the company's diversity committee. The move comes as Scripps Networks continues to focus on growing its lifestyle TV brands -- which include HGTV, Food Network, DIY Network, Fine Living and Great American Country -- while expanding its digital networks and interactive properties.