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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.


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  • A Los Angeles firefighter is shown on the scene of a condo fire in North Hollywood on October 21, 2017. (Credit: LoudLabs)

    Authorities Investigating After 4 Cars, Condo Burned in North Hollywood

    Los Angeles authorities are investigating after four vehicles and one condo unit caught fire in North Hollywood on Saturday. Firefighters were called to a 4-story condominium complex in the 12700 building of Burbank Boulevard around 12:59 p.m. There, they found four cars burning on the first floor parking level of the building. The flames eventually spread to one second floor condo unit directly above the parking garage, the Department said. The blaze was extinguished around 1:23 p.m. There were no […]

  • LAPD officials remained at the scene of a double shooting in South Los Angeles on Oct. 21, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Killed, Woman Injured in South L.A. Shooting: LAPD

    A man was killed and a woman was injured in a South Los Angeles shooting early Saturday, according to the LAPD. The incident occurred about 12:45 a.m. near the intersection of Montclair Street and 7th Avenue, in the Jefferson Park neighborhood of South L.A., the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Investigators believe some sort of dispute led to the shooting. A man was declared dead at the scene, and a woman was shot in the legs. She was taken to […]

  • U.S. film producer Harvey Weinstein poses during a photocall at the Cap-Eden-Roc hotel in France, on May 23, 2017. (Credit: YANN COATSALIOU/AFP/Getty Images)

    ‘Are You Any Good?’: Harvey Weinstein Questioned Actress’ Skills in Bed Before Sexual Assault, She Alleges

    A Southern California woman accused disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual assault during an emotional news conference on Friday. Accompanied by celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred, Heather Kerr said she was in her 20s and an aspiring actress when she first encountered Weinstein in 1989. Kerr, who guest-starred on television shows “Facts of Life” and “Mama’s Family,” was working part-time for an entertainment business manager. One of his clients was Weinstein. “He called the office almost every day and I […]

  • Police respond to a report of a man with a gun in Sylmar on Oct. 19, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Report of Man With Gun at Sylmar Hospital Prompts Evacuation and Search, But No Arrest Made

    A hospital in Sylmar was partially evacuated following a report of a man with a gun on Thursday, but no gunman was found after a floor-by-floor search and a massive response from authorities. A nurse at the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, located at 14445 Olive View Drive, reported seeing a man “brandishing a black handgun” on the second floor of the hospital about 9:20 a.m., the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release. “When he approached her she was […]

  • Police gather at the scene of a double fatal crash in Long Beach on Oct. 14, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

    2 Killed in Fiery Long Beach Crash; Street Racing Investigated

    Two people were killed in a fiery crash in Long Beach late Saturday and police are investigating whether street racing was a factor, authorities said. The crash was reported about 10:45 p.m. along the 600 block of Shoreline Drive, according to Long Beach police, a stretch of road used in the Long Beach Grand Prix. Responding officers found a woman, a passenger in the car, had been ejected and was pronounced dead at the scene, the Los Angeles Times reported. […]

  • The Canyon Fire 2 burns toward homes in Anaheim on Oct. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Gusty Winds, Low Humidity Prompts Critical Fire Weather Conditions in SoCal

    Gusty winds and low humidity forecasted has prompted fire weather conditions throughout Southern California this weekend, according to the National Weather Service. The winds are expected to peak at 30 to 45 mph Saturday night. Northeast winds are predicted between 35 to 55 mph, with humidity between 5 and 10 percent in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. A red flag warning is also in effect in those areas, as well as the Inland Empire, Riverside and Orange counties, according to […]

  • Fighter jets fly over J.H. McGaugh Elementary School in Seal Beach on Oct. 13, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    On 70th Anniversary of 1st Supersonic Flight, SoCal Schools Get Fighter Jet Flyovers

    Fighter aircraft nearly broke the sound barrier flying over parts of Orange County as the U.S. Air Force commemorated the 70th anniversary of the first supersonic flight Friday. Residents of multiple cities in Orange County observed the formation of four high-performance aircraft flying 1,000 feet above the ground at the event, which started at noon.  Flights concluded at 1 p.m. The event featured flyovers above multiple schools in the Orange County area including a viewing experience at J.H. McGaugh Elementary […]

  • A man is seen lit on fire during a safety training exercise on doing movie stunts in Burbank. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Experts Nationwide Advise on Doing Movie Stunts Safely in Burbank

    Fire officials and pyrotechnic experts from around the nation offer advising and training for performing movie stunts safely during a course series in Burbank. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on October 12, 2017.

  • Fire safety demonstrations were held for TV and film crews in Burbank on Oct. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fire Safety Officers in Burbank Help TV and Film Crews With Pyrotechnics Safety

    Fire safety officers from California and across the country convened in Burbank Thursday to help film and television crews become certified in pyrotechnics safety. Sara Welch reports from Burbank for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on Oct. 12, 2017.