Speaker Sarah Burney

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Sarah Burney

Director of Programming


Sarah Burney is Director of Programming at REELZ— a leading independent cable and satellite general entertainment network that is home to factual entertainment, television events, miniseries, movies and series with a focus on the real lives and real stories of real celebrities. Programming ranges from the critically acclaimed and award-winning The Kennedys and The Kennedys: After Camelot to Autopsy: The Last Hours Of…, Breaking The Band, Scandal Made Me Famous and Story of The Songs. At REELZ, Sarah schedules the programming for the channel as well as coordinates (from development to air) approximately 200 hours of original programming per year. Sarah is a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Journalism and Mass Communication and began her career in production at KRQE News 13 followed by working in technical operations at REELZ before moving into the programming department.

Sarah is a native New Mexican who enjoys triathlons and snowboarding. 

Speaking on: Speed Meetings with Buyers: Netflix, Reelz Channel, Cartoon Network; Cocktails With: CNN, Corus Entertainment, Reelz Channel

At the Banff Media Festival, we met with Netflix and took a ride up Sulphur Mountain on the gondola. That’s where we made the pitch.
- Naveen Prasad, EVP and GM, Elevation Pictures


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