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Deirdre O’Hearn to Replace Bob Tuschman as Food Network Svp

21 January 2016 7:52 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Bob Tuschman, the veteran programmer whose time at Food Network dates back to the days before it featured Paula Deen, will leave the Scripps Networks-owned cable outlet at the end of the month, and will be replaced by  Deirdre “Didi” O’Hearn, who will serve as senior vice president, programming and development for the network and its sister outlet, Cooking Channel.

The move is the latest in a series of changes made at Scripps since Kathleen Finch was appointed the company’s chief programming, content and brand officer in August. Brooke Johnson, who supervised programming at Food Network for more than a decade, introducing more reality-competition programs and shows featuring celebrities who were not chefs, stepped down from her post last August as well.

“Since joining Food Network and Cooking Channel in 2014, it was quickly apparent that Didi’s skills and expertise represent exactly the creative leadership our beloved brands require, »

- Brian Steinberg

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