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
  • Firefighters responded to a blaze that erupted overnight at the No Name Cafe restaurant in San Bernardino on July 28, 2015. (Credit: Newspro News)

    Arson Destroys San Bernardino Cafe; Man Seen Leaving Restaurant Is Sought

    A third-alarm fire that ripped through the No Name Cafe restaurant in San Bernardino late Monday was believed to have been set on purpose, and fire officials were looking to find a man seen walking away from the blaze. Flames erupted just after 11:45 p.m. at the restaurant, which is located in the 1400 block of East Highland Avenue. It quickly turned into a third-alarm fire, Capt. Jason Serrano of the San Bernardino Fire Department said Tuesday morning. By the […]

  • Business mogul Donald Trump points as he gives a speech as he announces his candidacy for the U.S. presidency at Trump Tower on June 16, 2015, in New York City.  (Credit: Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

    Donald Trump Gains Support, Stands Atop Race for GOP Nomination in Latest Poll

    Update: In the first national telephone poll since Donald Trump earned rebukes from Republican leaders over his comments about Senator John McCain’s military service, the real estate mogul has increased his support among GOP voters and now stands atop the race for the party’s nomination. The new CNN/ORC Poll finds Trump at 18% support among Republicans, with former Florida governor Jeb Bush just behind at 15%, within the poll’s margin of error. They are joined at the top of the […]

  • Four separate shootings in South L.A. on July 25, 2015, left one man dead and five others injured. (Credit: Newsreel)

    South L.A. Shootings Leave 1 Man Dead, 5 Others Injured

    Los Angeles police continued their search Sunday for the gunmen involved in a series of South L.A. shootings that left one man dead and five other people injured within a span of a few hours. LAPD Officer Rosario Herrera said Sunday morning that no arrests had been made in Saturday’s attacks, which prompted the department to go on a modified tactical alert, bringing more officers and resources to the area. Three of the four shootings were considered gang-related, Herrera said. […]

  • The USGS provided this graphic after a 4.3-magnitude earthquake hit the Fontana area on July 25, 2015.

    Magnitude-4.2 Earthquake Strikes Near Fontana, Rattles IE and IC

    A 4.2-magnitude earthquake struck the Fontana area in San Bernardino County Saturday morning, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake hit around 5:45 a.m. about 1 mile east-southeast of Fontana, 3 miles west-northwest of Bloomington and 4 miles west of Rialto. USGS initially reported it was a 4.3 magnitude, but it was later downgraded to 4.2. It hit at a depth of about 2.8 miles, according to USGS. The temblor’s epicenter was in a residential neighborhood less than a mile […]

  • A Chevron gas station near Union Station in downtown L.A. was charging more than $5 a gallon for gasoline on July 13, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    While Drivers Shell Out on Gas, California Oil Refineries Pocketing Record Amounts of Money in 2015

    While Southern California drivers have seen average gas prices suddenly spike close to $5 per gallon this summer, the state’s oil refineries have seen record profits, according to the Los Angeles Times and a consumer advocacy group. Newly available data from the California Energy Commission shows refiners saw a record high return to $1.17 per gallon this May. That’s compared to an average margin of about $0.49 per gallon from 1999 to 2014, according to commission data cited by the […]

  • Supporters of the minimum wage hike rally outside the Hall of Administration on July 21, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Supervisors Vote 3-2 to Increase Minimum Wage to $15 by 2020 in Unincorporated L.A. County

    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, leaders of the nation’s largest local government, voted Tuesday to raise the minimum wage from $9 an hour to $15 over the next few years. The higher wage would apply to county workers but also those laboring in county-controlled unincorporated areas. The action follows an identical boost adopted by the City of Los Angeles in June. The vote was 3-2 to approve the wage for workers in unincorporated areas of the county, with […]

  • Work crews are seen on a street in Moreno Valley after heavy rains resulted in flash flooding on Sunday, July 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    Another Round of Warm, Humid Weather on Tap for SoCal Monday; More Flash Flooding Possible

    The remnants of tropical depression Dolores is expected to bring one more day of warm and humid weather to Southern California Monday with another round of showers and thunderstorms possible. Moisture from the summer storm could bring the potential for flash floods and debris flows across parts of the region, according to the National Weather Service. Heavy showers over the weekend caused flash flooding in parts of San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Photos and videos submitted by KTLA viewers showed deluged streets and highways in Hesperia, Victorville […]

  • An investigation was underway into a crash that left a male driver dead in the Harbor Gateway area on July 19, 2015. (Credit: KTLA)

    LAPD: Driver Dies After Running Red Light, Slamming Into Tanker Truck in Harbor Gateway; 2 Injured

    A driver was killed after he apparently ran a red light and hit a fuel tanker truck, setting off a chain-reaction collision that left two other drivers injured in the Harbor Gateway area of Los Angeles on Sunday, according to LAPD. The violent three-vehicle crash occurred in the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Figueroa Street around 3 a.m. The tanker carrying gasoline and another car were headed eastbound on El Segundo when a small compact car coming off of […]

  • Property was burning in the North Fire in the Cajon Pass area on July 17, 2015. (Credit: pool)

    North Fire Is 45 Percent Contained After Burning 3,500 Acres Near Cajon Pass; Evacuations Lifted

    The North Fire burning near the Cajon Pass and Baldy Mesa stood at 3,500 acres and was 45 percent contained Saturday after burning multiple homes and at least 44 vehicles, and forcing evacuations and the temporary closure of the 15 Freeway. The blaze was first reported around 2:30 p.m. Friday near the 15 Freeway, north of Highway 138, according to the multi-agency federal wildfire website Inciweb. The fire grew to 3,500 acres by 6 p.m. Friday. It remained the same size […]