HGTV President Jane Latman Takes Over Food Network As Courtney White Exits

White will depart April 30 to launch a production company

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Jane Latman, president of HGTV and streaming home content, is adding Food Network to her purview, ahead of Discovery’s upcoming merger with WarnerMedia. Current Food Network chief Courtney White is stepping down to launch a new production company, Butternut Films.

Top line

Latman, who has been with the company since 2003, will take over responsibilities for Food Network and streaming food content beginning April 30. She will continue to report to Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer of Discovery.

Between the lines

 “Jane has more than proven her leadership skills at HGTV where, so far this year, she leads the industry in launching six of the top 20 freshman hits among A25-54—more than any other cable network,” said Finch in a statement.



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