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Sara joined KTLA as a reporter in October 2011. Before she moved to L.A., Sara spent 11 years working as the weekend anchor for WTNH-TV in New Haven Conn. She earned awards for her work, including an Emmy nomination for her interview with a woman who survived an attack by serial killer Michael Ross. On 9/11, Sara was in New York City covering the terrorist attacks from lower Manhattan. She is as comfortable covering politicians and severe weather as she is entertainment and feature stories.

While working full time for the local affiliate, Sara also spent five years as a correspondent for “Health Corner,” a health show on Lifetime, hosted by Joan Lunden. Sara was honored with three Telly Awards for her outstanding coverage interviewing the nation’s top doctors on the latest medical breakthroughs while profiling celebrities sharing their personal health stories. In Connecticut, Sara also hosted several charitable events for children, veterans and animals.

Sara grew up in Vermont and attended the University of Vermont where she earned a bachelor’s degree in political science. She received her first big break in TV news as an intern for WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vt. Sara landed her first full-time job in Alpena, Mich., which at the time was a the second smallest TV market in the country. She worked her way up via several markets including Green Bay, Wis., and Albany, N.Y. Sara is thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the second largest market, among some of the best journalists in Southern California.

When she’s not working, Sara loves an adventure. She’s been bungee jumping, skydiving and scuba diving. She also backpacked through Europe, New Zealand and Australia and is excited to explore the West Coast.

Recent Articles
  • Water Main Break Leaves Gaping Hole in Arlington Heights Street

    A water main break created a 40-foot geyser and left a gaping hole in a street in the Arlington Heights neighborhood of Central Los Angeles early Friday morning. The incident occurred about 1:50 a.m. when a 6-inch cast iron pipe burst, allowing water to break through the street and damage some surrounding vehicles, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesman Mark Ching said. Video from the scene showed at least one vehicle on South Bronson Avenue with shattered windows […]

  • Buena Park School Board President Arrested After Thousands of Child Porn Images Found at Home: Fontana Police

    The president of the Buena Park School District School Board was arrested after thousands of pornographic videos and images involving children were allegedly discovered at his residence following a monthslong investigation, the Fontana Police Department said Thursday. Fontana police and multiple agencies in Montana — where the investigation began — have been looking into a group of individuals for the past six months who were distributing child porn online, according to a news release from the department. Over the course of the […]

  • Animal Sanctuary in Need of Donations to Continue Operating Facility in Acton

    D.E.L.T.A Rescue has been saving abandoned animals in Southern California for over 30 years and is need of donations due to rising operation costs. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 3 on April 19, 2017.

  • North Park Elementary School Prepares to Reopen on Monday

    North Park Elementary School teachers and staff are preparing on Sunday to welcome students back to the school Monday morning, one week after a gunman opened fire in a classroom.  The school has developed new safety measures for Monday’s classes, including a new school entry procedure and allowing parents to stay with their children until the school bell rings at 8:45 a.m. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on April 16, 2017. 

  • Music Equipment, Other Items Stolen From Whittier Church Days Before Easter

    Music equipment and other items were stolen from a Whittier church earlier this week, leaving parishioners to scramble ahead of Easter Sunday. St. Andrew Lutheran Church was apparently burglarized on Wednesday and microphones, guitars and other equipment, as well as cash, gift cards and candy used for fundraisers were stolen, parishioners detailed in a GoFundMe page. Several windows and doors were also left broken as a result. “We are heartbroken, not only for ourselves but our neighborhood,” the GoFundMe page […]

  • U.S. Drops Largest Non-Nuclear Bomb on ISIS Target in Afghanistan, Military Officials Say

    The US military dropped America’s most powerful non-nuclear bomb on ISIS targets in Afghanistan Thursday, the first time this type of weapon has been used in battle, according to US officials. A GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast Bomb (MOAB), nicknamed the “mother of all bombs,” was dropped at 7:32 p.m. local time, according to four US military officials with direct knowledge of the mission. A MOAB is a 30-foot-long, 21,600-pound, GPS-guided munition. President Donald Trump called it “another successful job” […]

  • L.A. Dodgers Fans Flock to Dodger Stadium for Opening Day

    Los Angeles Dodgers fans headed to Dodger Stadium on Monday as the team opened the Major League Baseball season at home against the San Diego Padres. Sara Welch reports from Chavez Ravine for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on April 3, 2017.

  • Video Shows L.A. County Deputy Ignoring Radio Call, Saying ‘Someone’s Getting Shot – Oh Well’

    A Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy is under investigation after a video posted to YouTube showed him apparently ignoring a radio call to go to a shooting while talking instead to his now ex-girlfriend. Deputy Jeremy Fennell was placed on administrative leave in January in connection with the video, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department confirmed to KTLA on Thursday. The video, published to YouTube Feb. 23 by an account dubbed “Compassionate Cop,” appears to show the […]

  • Hundreds of Homeless, Needy Girls Receive Princess Treatment at Charity Prom Event

    Nearly 200 homeless and low-income high school girls who attend school in the Los Angeles Unified School District received the princess treatment Wednesday as they chose their prom dress, jewelry, shoes and handbags for free at a charity event held by the Assistance League of Los Angeles and LAUSD. For more information, visit www.assistanceleaguela.org. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 29, 2017.