Sarah Kuban is a programming executive for Discovery’s joint venture with Magnolia, the home and lifestyle brand led by Chip and Joanna Gaines. In this role, she develops programming for the multiplatform media company that will comprise a linear television network and TV Everywhere app to be unveiled in Summer 2020. A subscription streaming service will debut at a later date.
Kuban has developed programming for HGTV and DIY Network since 2012, originally joining Scripps Networks Interactive in a creative services role in 2010. As Director of Original Production and Development, she cultivated new series for the home-related networks, including Windy City Rehab, Say Yes to the Nest, Stone House Revival, Big Texas Fix, and Rock the Block.
Some of Kuban’s other programming credits include the incredibly successful Crasher series, Beachfront Bargain Hunt, Hawaii Life, House Hunters International, My Lottery Dream Home, Tiny Paradise, and the American Rehab series. In addition, she took the groundbreaking DIY Network Blog Cabin series to new heights, breaking all previous on-air and online records.
Kuban began her career working in sports production with ESPN, ABC Sports and NBC Sports before moving into news. She produced at WLEX in Lexington, Ky. and at WJLA in Washington, D.C., where she helped facilitate the on-air promotional launch of POLITICO and earned an Emmy Award. She has produced several documentaries in East Africa. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Asbury University and a master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University.