Lauren Klein is Director of Business and Legal Affairs for Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI), a lifestyle media company. In her role, she brings over eleven years of film and cable television experience to her team and the organization. Klein is primarily responsible for negotiating talent agreements and providing strategic and talent management oversight for the SNI family of networks (HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country). During her four-year tenure with SNI, she has increased producer-held talent agreement efficiency for the enterprise and streamlined the launch of Travel Channel’s home video fulfillment process.
Prior to joining SNI, Klein worked in a variety of cable network roles, including production management and scheduling, at Travel Channel/Cox Communications and Discovery Communications and she was instrumental in two Travel Channel acquisitions and integrations, including the transition of all business and media management systems and operations from Discovery Communications in 2007 to Cox Communications and then from Cox Communications to SNI in 2010. Klein has also held several field production positions, including as a line producer on the feature-length, theatrically released documentary, "Into The Woods Jr.," produced by the American Film Institute and Hallmark Entertainment.
In 2006, she was awarded the Discovery Communications Pathfinder Award of Excellence for her role and achievement in the production of the Ted Koppel live events. Klein is also an award-winning documentarian, receiving several film festival accolades from the 2003 Blue Ridge Film Festival for her documentary, "Jack of All Trades."
Klein holds a B.A. in telecommunications, from The University of Florida, and an M.A. in film and video, from American University. Klein is a member of the Washington DC/Baltimore Chapter of Women in Cable Telecommunications. Originally from Florida, she resides in Washington, DC.