Cynthia Gibson serves as executive vice president and chief legal officer for Scripps Networks Interactive, a leading developer of high-profile content for multiple lifestyle media platforms, including television, digital, mobile and publishing, with well known brands, including Food Network, HGTV, Travel Channel, Cooking Channel, DIY Network, Fine Living Italy and Asian Food Channel. Based in Knoxville, she reports to Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President Ken Lowe. In this role, Gibson manages the company’s global business and legal affairs, government affairs, external relations and internal audit departments, with staff in Knoxville, New York City, Chevy Chase, Cincinnati, London and Singapore.
Gibson has been recognized as one of the "Most Powerful Women in Cable" by Cablefax. She participated in the Women in Cable Telecommunications Senior Executive Summit at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business and in the Cable Executive Management Program at Harvard Business School. While in private practice, she was recognized as among "The Best Lawyers in America" and named one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Ohio and the Top 25 Women Attorneys in Cincinnati.
Gibson is a member of the board of directors for The Trust Company and a member of Women Corporate Directors. She is also a member of Women in Cable Telecommunications and National Association for Multi-Ethnicity in Communications.
Active in the philanthropic community, Gibson is a member of the board of trustees of United Way of America. In Knoxville, she is a founding member and co-chair of the Women of Tocqueville and serves as a member of the board of directors for the United Way of Greater Knoxville. She is also a trustee of the Episcopal School of Knoxville board, serving as Chair of the Committee on Trustees.
Gibson earned her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Virginia, School of Law. She has a bachelor’s degree in history from Wake Forest University.