Scripps Networks Interactive has hired Carrie Regan to be director of programming and development in the home category.
Formerly an independent producer and development consultant, Regan will oversee series and specials for the U.S. company’s cable channels HGTV, DIY Network and Great American Country. She will be based in Scripps’ Knoxville office and report to senior VP of programming and development Steve Lerner.
Regan previously worked with Scripps on a freelance basis, as well as with Discovery Studios, National Geographic Television, Outside Television, and several indie production companies.
Prior to that, she spent 14 years working in the development and production departments at National Geographic Television. Her credits include Monster Fish, Border Wars, Dogtown and Inside Combat Rescue.
She also developed hours for Explorer and was part of the three-person crew that tracked down Sharbat Gula, the Afghan woman who famously appeared on a 1985 National Geographic magazine cover.