Kristy Sabat is Senior Vice President, Production for A+E FACTUAL STUDIOS™.

Sabat manages the day-to-day creative work for the group. She joined A+E Networks® in 2016 as an unscripted production consultant and assumed her current role in 2019. During her tenure, the production team has grown from its inception to producing more than 400 hours of original content a year across multiple genres; titles produced include Invisible Monsters: Serial Killers in America for A&E® and the celebrity-driven Power of Women specials for Lifetime®.

A+E FACTUAL STUDIOS , through its holdings, produces and develops programming in a multitude of genres including crime, history, lifestyle, paranormal, competition, adventure/expedition, docuseries and feature documentaries. Sabat's A+E Networks credits include Unidentified, Toys That Built America, Modern Marvels® with Adam Richman and Black Patriots with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar for The HISTORY® Channel; Aly Raisman: Darkness to Light for Lifetime; and 15 Minutes of Shame with Monica Lewinsky and Max Joseph for HBO Max. 

She won a Primetime Emmy® as Executive Producer for Rome: Engineering an Empire for The HISTORY Channel. She also served as Executive Producer on the Emmy® Award-winning Rising: Rebuilding Ground Zero, a six-part series for Discovery, Science and DreamWorks Television.  

Sabat previously served as a partner at KPI and was a cofounder of Austin Street Productions. Over the course of her career, she has produced and supervised the creation of more than 1,000 hours of nonfiction programming in all genres for networks around the world. Her credits include Deep Sea Detectives, Engineering an Empire, MonsterQuest and MysteryQuest for The HISTORY Channel; Megastructures, Ben Franklin’s Pirate Fleet and Naked Science for National Geographic Channel; Uncommon Courage: Breakout at Chosin and Heavy Metal Truckers for Smithsonian Channel; Serving Life for OWN; and The Uprising and Animal Gladiators for Animal Planet. 

Sabat holds a BFA in film and television from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.