As Senior Series Producer, Sarah Chasse oversees all aspects of production for Ask This Old House from start to finish. Under her leadership, the team is responsible for finding unique houses, compelling homeowners, and relatable projects that can be completed in a way that meets both the real-life constraints of the home improvement project and the needs of production to turn it into an educational, comprehensive, step-by-step how-to segment.
Sarah joined the TOH crew in 2014, shortly after graduating summa cum laude from Quinnipiac University with a degree in Film, Video, and Interactive Media. Her first several months on the job were spent in the office, answering phone calls and viewer emails. She was soon named Production Coordinator for both This Old House and Ask This Old House, where she managed the production logistics for both shows. In 2017, she turned her attention full-time to producing Ask This Old House. In 2020, at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, she single-handedly produced and directed Season 19 with a reduced crew and has been running the show ever since. She has earned four Daytime Emmy nominations and one win during her time on the show.
“It’s the privilege of a lifetime to work with this group of people,” says Sarah. “Every person on this team, both in front of and behind the camera, pours everything they have into their roles simply because they care about the content. It’s not every day you find people with that level of passion and humility, and I hope that fact is as obvious to our viewers when they watch the show as it is to me making it.”
While Sarah brings strength to the production side, she’s no stranger to the construction aspects of the job either. Her father and brother are land surveyors, and she became interested in CAD software her father used at an early age. She wanted to be an architect until she took a media class in high school and saw the value of visual storytelling, so she decided to enter the production industry instead. Thanks to her time on Ask This Old House, she is happily able to do both.
Sarah lives with her husband, son, and dog Lulu (who’s a frequent set visitor in the Barn) in a 1940s Cape just outside of Worcester, Massachusetts.