Sarah started her career in radio in the early 90′s, covering the city beat in Springfield, Mo. She came to KOMU in 2000. Here, she reports a weekly feature franchise called “Sarah’s Stories”, anchors KOMU News at 5, and helps students hone their storytelling skills. She also produces a weekly segment called “Your View,” which seeks to educate viewers about decision making in local news.
Sarah has a 1993 Bachelor of Journalism degree from the Missouri School of Journalism. In addition, she’s won numerous awards including a 2009 National Edward R. Murrow Award, a 2008 National Sigma Delta Chi, eight Emmys from the Mid-America Chapter of the National Association of Television Arts and Sciences and seven regional Edward R. Murrow awards. Sarah’s reporting has taken her around the world. She’s covered the aftermath of the 2004 tsunami in Sri Lanka and Indonesia and the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in Louisiana. In 2007, Sarah traveled to Vietnam for a documentary, “Mercy in Motion.” Most recently, she traveled to Central America for “The Culture that Crawls,” a documentary in Guatemala about people who have to crawl on the ground because they have no other source of mobility.
Sarah is married with two children, three if you count her husband. She enjoys running, collecting African art and practical jokes… not necessarily in that order. In her spare time, she volunteers at a couple local schools and at the Ronald McDonald House Family Room, a special area for families with sick children inside Columbia’s University Hospital. Most recently, Sarah helped start an organization called Central MO Honor Flight, which flies terminally-ill and aging WWII veterans at no cost to them to see their memorials in Washington, D.C.
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