Food Network president steps down, HGTV’s Jane Latman expands remit

Jane Latman

Food Network president Courtney White is stepping down to launch a new prodco, with long-standing HGTV exec Jane Latman taking up her remit.

Latman, who has been president of HGTV & streaming home content since 2019, while adding responsibility for Food Network.

She will start on 30 April and continues to report to Kathleen Finch, chief lifestyle brands officer at Discovery, which is soon to acquire WarnerMedia.

White, meanwhile, has been at the helm of Food Network since 2018, bringing in shows such as Girl Meets Farm.

She is leaving to launch Butternut Films and as parent company Discovery prepares for the merger with WarnerMedia, which is expected to close in April.

Finch said: “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.

“She is the perfect choice to lead our important food and home content businesses and I’m confident she will bring the same creative magic to Food Network that she has to HGTV.”

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