Advertisement Battelle Changes Mind, Stays CEO; Deanna Brown Exits Scripps To Join FM As President/COO by David Kaplan Sep 29, 2009 - 5:30 PM CST 7 Comments Tweet Share Post Deanna Brown is leaving her post at Scripps Networks (NYSE: SNI) to join Federated Media as its new President and COO. The hiring completes a search that was began last May when John Battelle, the company Advertisement Advertisement 7 Comments Nick April 19th, 2010 She’ll pull FM together. Count on it! Jody Jones October 9th, 2009 OMG — here comes the chaos. jenkins September 30th, 2009 Anything is better than working for an old media company trying to become someone new. Gary September 30th, 2009 Kinda looks like she's desperate to get away from Scripps? Chase September 30th, 2009 But if FM is in such trouble, how did they get her from Scripps? jenkins September 30th, 2009 I've also heard that the company is cratering and Battelle needs to stay because he took a fairly large piece of money out of the company. The investors must be putting pressure on him to get revenues up. Fred Blake September 30th, 2009 Apparently Deanna Brown was the "last resort" choice for Federated's Battelle. John is definitely going to stick around. FM is not in good shape. Comments are closed.