Carrie Regan has made a living telling stories on both page and screen.
As a television executive for over two decades, she’s developed and overseen hit unscripted content for networks ranging from National Geographic Television and Discovery Channel to HGTV and the Travel Channel.
Carrie began her career at National Geographic Television, where for more than a decade she created and produced hundreds of hours of award-winning content. Over the course of many memorable expeditions captured on screen, she’s tracked chimpanzees with Jane Goodall, searched for monster pythons in the Congo, dodged locust swarms in Mauritania, and hunted for killer crocodiles in Uganda. Most notably, she was part of the crew that rediscovered the subject of the famous 1985 National Geographic Magazine cover, “The Afghan Girl,” an expedition documented in the 2002 Emmy-nominated documentary “Search for the Afghan Girl.”
In her current role with HGTV, she develops and oversees content that includes long-running hits like “House Hunters International” and “Caribbean Life” as well as historic home renovation series like “Almost Home.”
Her first novel, Rumors of Savages, was based on her adventures in the field with National Geographic Television. The thriller was the #1 downloaded book in the category during its initial promotional release on Amazon. Her latest novel, a mystery about an unlikely forger of high-end wine and a half-million-dollar bottle once owned by Thomas Jefferson, sold to Seventh Street Books in spring 2018 and is slated for a winter 2019/2020 release.
She’s a proud Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Guinea, 1994-97), alumna of the Student Conservation Association (1993), and graduate of Boston University’s College of Communication. Carrie lives with her husband and stepson in Knoxville, TN.