SOURCE AWARD RECIPIENT
Great American Country, TNN, C-SPAN
Sarah Trahern has over 27 years experience in the cable television business - 20 years of it producing or overseeing country music programming. She is General Manager / SVP of Scripps Networks Interactive's Great American Country. As GM, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the network and oversees all aspects of the network including programming, marketing, creative and online. In 2010, Sarah was named one of 30 Women "Power Players" in the music business by Billboard Magazine. In December 2011, she was the subject and honoree of the Louise Scruggs Memorial Forum at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum.
Sarah moved to Nashville in 1995 to oversee specials and entertainment series for TNN. She began her cable career at C-SPAN in Washington, DC covering politics and public affairs and producing the popular series Booknotes.
She joined GAC in 2005 early in Scripps' ownership of the network. She was promoted to SVP of Programming and, in 2010, General Manager of the network.
She is a board member and immediate past chair of the Academy of Country Music Association, a member of the Advisory Board of All About Women and a member of the Board of Directors of the Monroe Carroll Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt. She participated in the Department of Defense's 84th class in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference and is a recent graduate of Women in Cable Television (WICT)'s Betsy Magness Leadership Institute.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the Owen Graduate
School of Management at Vanderbilt. A native of Champaign-Urbana Coucho Illinois, she resides in Nashville with her husband Wayne Flatt.