HGTV Canada hires Emily Morgan

Already oversees content for Food Network, Fine Living

TORONTO -- Canwest Global Communications Corp. has named Emily Morgan to oversee program development at HGTV Canada.

Morgan, who already spearheads original content for Food Network Canada and
Fine Living, will add vp of content at HGTV Canada to her titles.

She replaces Anna Gecan, who left to join Scripps Networks Interactive as vp of original programming for HGTV (U.S.), based in New York City.

Morgan moves over to HGTV Canada as the channel does more co-productions with HGTV stateside, and programs more design and renovation shows suited to a collapsed property market.

"There's not the same interest in watching people flipping because the property market has changed a lot," Morgan said.

"Nesting and how to love the place you're in, that's a more relevant strategy," she added.