Scripps Taps Trahern to Head GAC Network

Hardy Set to Retire at Year-End

Sarah Trahern was named senior vice president and general manager of Great American Country, succeeding Ed Hardy, who announced plans to retire at the end of the year.

Hardy has led the struggling network since it was acquired by Scripps Networks Interactive in 2004.

“Ed Hardy assembled an incredibly gifted team and established GAC as the leader in country music entertainment,” said Ken Lowe, CEO of Scripps Networks Interactive, in a statement.