Sara Helman joined TLC in October 2015 as the Vice President of Program Development, helping to oversee development strategy and programming initiatives for the network. Helman is currently working on the 90 Day Fiancé spinoff series, 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way and has previously worked on shows including 90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days, Seeking Sister Wife and Unexpected. She is based in the New York office and reports to Jason Sarlanis, SVP of Development, TLC.
Helman first started at Discovery in 2003 as part of the development team for Discovery Kids, then went on to Animal Planet and Destination America. In between her roles at Animal Planet and Destination America, she worked for Food Network and Cooking Channel as Director of Programming.
Helman graduated from the University of Michigan where she double majored in English Literature and Film Studies.