Bob Tuschman serves as General Manager/Senior Vice President for Food Network, a division of Scripps Networks Interactive. He is responsible for overseeing the development, programming, production and scheduling of both daytime and prime-time series and specials for Food Network and Cooking Channel cable TV networks.
Bob also has helped to develop content for Food Network’s ventures into VOD, broadband and DVDs. He and his team create 800 hours of original content each year.
Among the top-tier talent Bob has brought to the network are Guy Fieri, Rachael Ray, Robert Irvine, Ted Allen, Giada De Laurentiis, Ina Garten and Sunny Anderson, while helping to develop their highly successful programs (Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives, 30 Minute Meals, Restaurant: Impossible, Chopped, Everyday Italian, Barefoot Contessa and Cooking for Real, respectively). Bob appears as a regular judge on the hit Food Network series Food Network Star, now in its ninth season.
Bob joined Food Network in 1998 as Executive Producer, overseeing In Food Today, one of the network’s first series. In 1999 he was promoted to Vice President, Programming and Production, where he played a key role in creating the highly rated In the Kitchen cooking block airing on weekend mornings and daytime afternoons. Under Bob’s programming leadership, Food Network has become a Top Ten cable network. He has also succeeded in lowering the median age of viewers and introducing new diverse talent to the network.
Prior to joining the network, Bob worked at ABC News as a Producer for Good Morning America as well as on prime-time specials and numerous pilots. He produced pilot, series and documentary projects for HBO, American Movie Classics and CNBC. Bob was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and is a graduate of Princeton University. He currently lives in New York City.