Carrie’s television career includes over 14 years at National Geographic Television, where she held staff positions in both story development and production. Having previously lived in Africa for over four years, she was often tapped to mount expeditions to difficult locations around the globe. She’s trekked into distant forests in Tanzania in search of chimps with Jane Goodall, searched for monster pythons in remote Congolese swamps and camped in locations ranging from the middle of the Sahara to the flanks of an active Guatemalan volcano. In 2002 Carrie was part of the three-person crew that tracked down the “Afghan Girl,” subject of the famous 1985 National Geographic Magazine cover, and the subsequent film and magazine story helped raise millions of dollars to build schools in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
As director and then vice president of series development at NGT she doubled the number of series hours sold within her first year and increased it each subsequent year, creating and/or overseeing the development of up to ninety hours/$20 million in programming each year that included hits like Monster Fish, Border Wars, Undercover History, Dogtown and Alaska Wingmen.
In early 2011 she launched Carrie Regan Media LLC, a media development company specializing in the creation of unscripted television projects, with clients that include Discovery Communications, National Geographic Television, and production companies in the US and Brazil.
In 2013, after relocating to Knoxville, TN, she accepted the position of director of programming with Scripps Networks Interactive. She proudly works on content for HGTV and the DIY Network and as a result dreams of buying a home in the Caribbean and can’t stop finding corners of her home to renovate.
Ages ago Carrie also served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Guinea, West Africa, where she produced health education videos in the local language, Malinké, as well as a volunteer park ranger at Carlsbad Caverns National Park in New Mexico.
A fitness buff and amateur triathlete, she’s an Ironman finisher, multiple marathon finisher, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and certified Spinning instructor. She speaks French, can get by in Spanish and Malinké, and toss out phrases in several other African languages. She’s a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication.