Knoxville, Tennessee – Crystal B. Washington has been promoted to senior vice president of external relations and vendor management at Scripps Networks Interactive.

Crystal B. Washington

In this role, Washington will be charged with the enhancement and management of the company’s relationship with key constituents and community partners to strengthen Scripps Networks position in the marketplace as well as ensure a diverse pool of vendor partners. The company owns and operates HGTV, DIY Network, Food Network, Cooking Channel, Travel Channel and Great American Country.

Washington, whose promotion is effective immediately, will report to Cynthia Gibson, executive vice president, chief legal officer and corporate secretary. She will continue to work out of the company’s Knoxville headquarters.