Sara Welch
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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
  • Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) walks down a hallway after attending a vote to avert a government shutdown, on Capitol Hill Sept. 30, 2015, in Washington, DC. The Senate voted in favor of a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Dec. 11.  (Credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

    House, Senate Pass Funding Bills to Avoid Government Shutdown

    Just seven hours before federal agencies ran out of money, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a bill funding the federal government through Dec. 11. The measure, which comes hours after the Senate passed a spending bill of its own, will now go to President Barack Obama’s desk and averts a government shutdown. The bill was approved 277 to 151, with House Democrats providing most of the votes in favor. Many conservatives wanted to use the bill to defund […]

  • A gunman was sought after a woman was shot in Hyde Park on Sept. 30, 2015. (Credit: OnScene)

    Woman Shot Multiple Times in South L.A.; Gunman Sought

    A woman in her 40s was critically injured after being shot multiple times when at least 15 to 20 bullets were fired at her vehicle early Wednesday morning in South Los Angeles’ Hyde Park neighborhood, according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. Police responded around 3 a.m. to reports of shots being fired in the 6800 block of 11th Avenue (map),  LAPD Lt. Gordon Olson said. The woman was located after being shot “multiple” times in her upper torso area, […]

  • A man was fatally stabbed outside the Glendale Courthouse on Sept. 28, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    1 Dead, 1 Injured After Double Stabbing Outside Glendale Courthouse

    A man was stabbed to death outside the Glendale Courthouse early Monday in an incident that left another man hospitalized, police said. The incident occurred shortly before 2 a.m. near the courthouse, which is located in the 600 block of East Broadway. Authorities initially learned of the stabbing when one of the men managed to get to a nearby police station and used the callbox to get help, according to Glendale Police Department Sgt. Robert William. “When the officers got […]

  • Saudi prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was arrested at a Beverly Glen home on Thursday, Sept. 24, 2015, after allegedly trying to force a worker to perform a sex act on him, Los Angeles police said. (Credit: KTLA)

    Saudi Prince, 28, Arrested at Beverly Glen Compound for Alleged Sex Crime: LAPD

    A Saudi prince was arrested at a hillside compound near Beverly Hills on Wednesday after being accused of trying to force a worker to perform a sex act on him, Los Angeles police said. Police were called to the gated property in the Beverly Glen area, within a gated community on Wallingford Drive, after a caretaker at the home reported a disturbance, officials said. After officers interviewed people inside, a 28-year-old man identified as Saudi prince Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud was arrested on […]

  • Investigators on Sept. 22, 2015, walk into a building where a woman was found dead after a fire near UCLA. (Credit: KTLA)

    After Fire, LAPD’s Elite Robbery-Homicide Division Investigating UCLA Student’s Death

    LAPD detectives were handing out fliers in Westwood Tuesday, asking for help with a homicide investigation into the death of a woman found inside a burning apartment the previous morning. The victim, believed to be a UCLA student, was discovered shortly after firefighters responded to a two-story apartment building popular with students in the sorority Pi Beta Phi. Smoke was pouring from the structure, and the woman’s body was found inside. Neighbors said the victim was a student and member of […]

  • Pope Francis, center, walks to the altar arrives to give mass at Revolution Square in Havana, Cuba, on Sept. 20, 2015. (Credit: FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

    Pope Francis Holds Second Mass in Cuba, Calls for More Religious Freedom

    Celebrating Mass with thousands of Cubans on Monday, Pope Francis said that religion requires “missionary activity” and service, a subtle nod to the many restrictions his communist host country places on church activity. The Pope urged Catholics “not to be satisfied with appearances or what is politically correct.” He also noted the “efforts and sacrifices” Cuban Catholics make to spread their faith, especially in remote areas of the country. The congregation for the Mass in Holguin, on Cuba’s northern coast, […]

  • An excessive heat warning was in effect in L.A. and Ventura Counties on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. (Credit: KTLA)

    Hot Weather Hits L.A. County Before Predicted Rain, Thunderstorms

    Triple-digit temperatures and humidity was expected in parts of L.A. County Sunday, before the hot weather gave way to rain and potentially dangerous lightning in the coming days. The valleys would likely reach triple digits, with other parts of Los Angeles nearly reaching that and getting some humidity, according to the National Weather Service. The weather could pose a danger to those working outside or those without an air conditioner. But by the following day, L.A. County could see rain […]

  • The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department provided this image of Cecilia Hoschet, who was shot and killed in an apparent murder-suicide on Sept. 6, 2015.

    Firefighter Fatally Shoots Wife, a Sheriff’s Deputy, in Apparent Murder-Suicide: LASD

    A firefighter fatally shot his wife inside a La Canada Flintridge home before turning the gun on himself in an apparent-murder suicide, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said on Monday. Deputies initially responded to a report of a “woman screaming” at approximately 10 p.m. on Sunday in the 5000 block of Crown Avenue, according to a Sheriff’s Department’s news release. Based on a preliminary investigation, it appeared the couple had been involved in some sort of fight or altercation […]

  • Santyone Moore, 27, is seen in a picture provided by his aunt. Moore was shot and killed in South L.A. on Sept. 4, 2015.

    Man Dead, 2 Injured in South L.A. Shooting as Violence in the Area Continues

    Amid a recent surge in homicides in Los Angeles, a man died and two other people were injured Friday after being shot while driving in South L.A., according to Los Angeles Police Department officials. Police responded to reports of gunfire near East 93rd Street and South Central Avenue around 3:10 a.m., Meghan Aguilar with LAPD’s media relations said. The location bordered South L.A.’s Green Meadows neighborhood and unincorporated Florence-Firestone. Two men and two women were heading northbound on Central in a […]