Loren Ruch is the Senior Vice President of Programming, Partnerships and Special Events for the six Scripps Networks Interactive domestic network brands – HGTV, Food Network, Travel Channel, DIY Network, Cooking Channel and Great American Country. He oversees programming tied to the company’s ad sales-driven initiatives, including custom, cross-network and fully-integrated programs. He also develops and manages series and specials such as My Lottery Dream Home, Brother vs. Brother, Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House, The Trip: 2018, Teeny Tiny Thanksgiving and Crazy Cookie Builds. His team includes several of the company’s New York-based programming executives.
Ruch joined the HGTV programming staff in 2008 from Scripps Productions where, as Executive Producer, he oversaw production of some of the network’s highest rated specials, including HGTV Dream Home, HGTV Green Home, Rose Parade and White House Christmas.
Prior to Scripps Productions, Ruch was a five-time Emmy Award winning senior producer at Good Day LA (Fox) and its nationally syndicated counterpart Good Day Live. He started his career in the world of lifestyle, talk and game shows such as Love Connection, Family Feud, Scoop with Sam & Dorothy, Home & Family, Trivial Pursuit and That’s Amore. He also helped launch NBC’s America’s Talking cable network.
Ruch is graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and theater arts.