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’ Network GAC, Great American Country. As GM, she is responsible for the strategic direction of the network and oversees the operations of programming, marketing and creative services. In 2010, Sarah was named one of 30 Woman “Power Players” in the music business by Billboard Magazine. Last December, 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 is currently Chairman of the Board of the LA based Academy of Country Music, a member of the Advisory Board of All about Women and recently participated in the Department of Defense’s 84th class in the Joint Civilian Orientation Conference.
She is a graduate of Georgetown University and has an MBA from the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt.