New York, NY
Scripps Networks, the company behind Home & Garden
Television (HGTV), Food Network, DIYDo It Yourself Network
and Fine Living, has named Noni L. Ellison as its director
of legal affairs.
Ellison, a former Patricia Roberts Harris Fellow, at Howard,
will assume primary responsibility for negotiating various
agreements, including cable affiliation agreements, music-related
contracts, video on demand arrangements, and website and software
development agreements, for each of the four Scripps Networks.
"Noni is an important addition to our legal team as
she brings several years of corporate experience to our department,"
said Robert J. Gerrard, Jr., Executive Vice President and
General Counsel for Scripps Networks.
Willard A. Stanback, Scripps Vice President for Legal
Affairs, added that Ellison joins the companys legal
department at a critical time when the company is addressing
an increasing variety and number of issues tied to the growth
of Scripps businesses.
Previously, Ellison worked as a corporate attorney for Akin,
Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld LLP in New York City. Prior
to her employment at Akin, Gump, she was an attorney in the
corporate finance and securities
Vinson & Elkins LLP in Houston, Texas.
A graduate of the University of Chicagos School of
Law, School of Business and its Health Administration and
Policy graduate program, Ellison received an undergraduate
degree magna cum laude from Howard University. She is a member
of the American Bar Association, the National Bar Association,
Women in Cable and Telecommunications, the American Corporate
Counsel Association, the Minority Corporate Counsel Association,
the National Association of Minorities in Communications,
the University of Chicago Alumni Association, and a board
member of the University of Chicagos Fund for the Future.
She is a member of the bar associations of Texas and the District
of Columbia. Ellison resides in New York, NY.