Sara Ferguson became Senior Series Producer at This Old House in March 2023. She manages the televised project house renovation content from the initial house search through the production days to the edited episodes. Previously she was responsible for connecting the homeowners and contractors to the show’s producing and editorial teams while monitoring the construction timeline. Working in collaboration with the other producers, directors, editors, and contractors, Sara plans to continue the show’s tradition of celebrating skilled tradespeople – both the seasoned professionals and the up-and-coming next generation, as well as highlighting new techniques and materials and educating viewers with important renovation knowledge in the same organic style that draws viewers to This Old House.
After earning an education degree from The University of Georgia, Sara started her career in 1995 with an educational television program in Atlanta by writing, editing, and producing segments. She moved to Boston to further her career in educational television at WGBH and to follow her heart back to her New England roots, where the quaint towns, old homes, and the proximity to the ocean and mountains have always attracted her. Sara joined the “How-To” team in 1998 and worked on This Old House, The New Yankee Workshop, and The Victory Garden as Production Assistant/Coordinator for several years. Being a fan of old homes and gardening, this dream job allowed her to tour private gardens abroad and follow several unique TOH projects, including Manchester by the Sea, Key West, and Santa Barbara. In the final season of The New Yankee Workshop, Sara built an Adirondack chair and table alongside Norm, becoming the only person ever shown on camera with him in the workshop. After taking some time off for motherhood, Sara rejoined the This Old House team as Coordinating Producer in 2015.
Sara lives outside of Boston and enjoys hanging out with her two children, gardening, skiing, boating, entertaining, traveling, and, most recently, playing pickleball.