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Marianne Canada is HGTV.com's Special Projects Editor and online personality. When not sawing chairs in half or buying cartons of glitter, she’s starring in a new web series, Weekday Crafternoon. She is a featured author on both the HGTV.com blog Design Happens, and creates original video and editorial content for the sites. She is also the on-staff "maker" and can be frequently found crafting at her desk.
Because of her hand-on skills and industry smarts, Marianne was asked to also serve as Editor for HGTV Home Studio. Created with the goal of empowering HGTV employees with real design know-how, she creates and executes trend-focused newsletters and is responsible for the design of an interactive display housed in the Scripps Networks Interactive headquarters.
This crafty lady’s career before HGTV.com was enviably diverse. Marianne was an actress in Eastern Europe, created blockbuster events for Red Bull Energy Drink and was a dog wrangler for a show about over-the-top dog houses, all before finding a place at Scripps Networks as a location and talent coordinator. Using her eye for design and current trends, she found locations and cast talent in more than 200 commercial spots, airing across all Scripps Networks.
Marianne is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism and theater.