Tom Sahara

Turner Sports, VP, Operations and Technology

A 28-year veteran of the broadcast industry, Tom Sahara oversees the remote broadcast facilities for Turner Sports IT departments, including day-to-day operations of TBS and TNT live sports productions, and supports the infrastructure of Turner Sports online properties. He also oversees remote operations and technology for NCAA Men’s Basketball on TBS, TNT, and truTV, as well as for events presented on NCAA.com. In addition, Sahara serves as senior liaison with Turner Studios and Network Operations and manages the tape-library archivists. Based in Atlanta, he reports to Matthew Hong, the SVP/GM of sports operations.

With Turner Broadcasting since 1997, Sahara previously served as director of technical operations for the Goodwill Games, supervising all technical functional areas, studio and remote production facilities and crews, vendors, technology providers, transmission and communications, and operations-budget oversight. He also served as the manager of studio engineering for Turner Studios, overseeing technical operations for all live studio productions.

Prior to joining Turner Sports, Sahara was a freelance technical manager for various major television networks covering the NFL, NBA, and the NCAA. He also oversaw technical operations for the 1996, 2000, and 2002 Olympic Games.

Sahara graduated with a bachelor of science degree from the University of Hawaii.

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