Sarah Colón - Harris (formerly Sarah Batista) is an Emmy-nominated executive producer, award-winning reporter, community builder and visionary leader. As a connector and communicator, Sarah's strength is in building strategic partnerships and producing high-quality programming and events. Sarah's 20-year career includes a myriad of roles as a TV news reporter/anchor, Executive producer, entrepreneur, non-profit founder and now higher ed professional.
Early in her career, Sarah spent a decade as a TV news reporter/anchor - primarily at WBTV in Charlotte. In 2013, she took a leap of faith to launch her video production company, Stories to Inspire and eventually founded the women's empowerment non-profit She Flew the Coop. She has a passion for producing stories and events that create a sense of belonging and help people "feel seen."
Sarah's adventures have taken her from award-winning reporting in Mexico to acting in a musical in Canada to missions trips in Nicaragua and beyond. Sarah graduated from UNC Charlotte with a degree in Mass Media Communications and a minor in Journalism. She is passionate about creating events and programming that inspire, entertain and inform. In 2020, The Mecklenburg Times honored her as one of the 50 most influential women in her hometown of Charlotte, North Carolina where she currently resides with her family.
From intimate settings to thousands from a stage, Lanaire's t.v. and production background along with entrepreneurship has gifted her to speak to a wide range of people. As a new mother, she's learning along the way while sharing candidly. Combining those two gifts Lanaire's goal is creating community - whether that's with a microphone in her hand, or changing a dirty diaper!