FOOD NETWORK SIGNS NEW MULTI-YEAR DEAL WITH THE PIONEER WOMAN REE DRUMMOND

NEW YORK – September 19, 2019Ree Drummond has signed a new multi-year deal with Food Network, it was announced today by Courtney White, President, Food Network. The award-winning blogger and best-selling cookbook author has been a staple on the Food Network programming menu since The Pioneer Woman launched in 2011. Over the years, she has let millions of devoted fans into her life on her picturesque Oklahoma ranch, as she serves up a slice of the frontier, and delicious recipes for wholesome, hearty family meals. The new three-year deal includes new episodes of fan-favorite daytime series The Pioneer Woman, which regularly draws over 6.6 million viewers per month.

“Ree Drummond’s incredible following and popularity has led her from a small-town blogger to successful entrepreneur with a hotel, restaurant and general store, author of several cookbooks and quarterly magazine, a line of best-selling cookware and more. But she never deviates from her roots, always sharing a passion for food and cooking for her loved ones,” said White. “With this new deal she will be able to continue to connect with Food Network’s viewers offering more of her accessible cooking style and family-focused country life.”

“After all these years together, Food Network is like family to me,” said Ree Drummond. “There’s nowhere else I’d rather be when it comes to sharing the things that are most important to me: food, friends, community, family–and don’t forget fun! I’m so excited for our continued partnership, and for many more good times ahead.”

Ree Drummond is a writer, photographer, ranch wife and mother of four. Her blog, ThePioneerWoman.com, showcases her cooking, photography and anecdotes about country living, and attracts more than 20 million page views per month and has earned several Weblog of the Year awards as well as Bloggie Awards. Drummond is also #1 New York Times best-selling author of nine books, including five cookbooks. She is the host of Food Network’s hit daytime show The Pioneer Woman and also launched a lifestyle magazine with the same title at the end of 2017. She is also the owner of The Mercantile, a general store, restaurant and bakery in her hometown of Pawhuska, Oklahoma.

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