About Jennifer Quainton

  • Industry Branded EntertainmentDigitalMediaTelevision
  • Sector AcquisitionsBranded ContentBranded EntertainmentBusiness DevelopmentDevelopmentDistributionOriginal ContentSeries DevelopmentStrategic PartnershipsStrategyTalent Development
  • Preferred Job Title Vice President
  • Companies Scripps Networks Interactive, Discovery, Inc.


Jennifer Quainton currently serves as Vice President of Programming & Development for Food Network & Cooking Channel. Responsible for developing and overseeing new content and talent from concept to execution across the brands, as well as leading the acquisition and co-production strategy for the brands. Quainton was also a part of the original executive leadership team that launched Cooking Channel, where she was responsible for the scheduling, programming and development strategy for Cooking Channel. In the seven years she led Cooking Channel, the brand saw double digit ratings, distribution and revenue growth.

Quainton’s programming and development slate has included original titles like Iron Chef America, 30 Minute Meals with Rachael Ray, The Kitchen, The Bobby and Damaris Show, Dallas Cakes and Food: Fact or Fiction?. Co-Productions have included Late Nite Eats, Carnival Eats, Food’s Greatest Hits, Donut Showdown, Sugar Showdown, Food Truck Face-Off, and Eat St.

Quainton has also negotiated over 300 hours of licensed content, with notable titles and talent like Jamie Oliver (Jamie at Home), Nigella Lawson (Nigellisima), Iron Chef, and Master Chef Canada.

Quainton’s career achievements and leadership in the cable industry earned her designation to Women in Cable Telecommunications’ 2010 Rising Leaders Program. She is also a graduate of Denison University.