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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
  • A poster displayed at an Aug. 16, 2016, news conference shows an LAPD crime alert for a string of crimes that occurred in East Hollywood, Echo Park, downtown and Silver Lake. (Credit: KTLA)

    $35,000 Reward Offered as ‘Violent Predator’ Sought in Series of Attacks at L.A. Apartment Buildings

    A $35,000 reward was announced Tuesday after a series of eight hot-prowl attacks, including two attempted rapes, in which a man armed with a kitchen knife targeted mostly women who were alone in apartment buildings in the central Los Angeles area. The incidents began Aug. 1, with four attacks in the Los Angeles Police Department’s Rampart Division area on the same day. The most recent was Saturday, police Lt. Joe Losorelli said. “This suspect, we believe, has the potential to carry […]

  • Lee Baca is seen exiting federal court where he pleaded not guilty to obstruction charges on Aug. 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Ex-L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca Pleads Not Guilty to Obstruction Charges

    Former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded not guilty Friday afternoon to felony charges arising from an FBI probe into county jails. At an arraignment in a downtown federal courtroom, Baca entered his plea before U.S. District Judge Percy Anderson and told the judge he suffers from periods of “cloudiness in my brain” brought on by Alzheimer’s disease. Prosecutors last week leveled the allegations of obstruction of justice, conspiracy and lying, days after Baca withdrew a guilty plea that was part of an agreement that […]

  • Brian Manley, chief of staff for the Austin Police Department addresses reporters after a deadly shooting in the city's downtown area on July 31, 2016.

    1 Dead, 4 Injured in Separate Downtown Austin Shootings: Police

    One person was killed and four were injured early Sunday in two separate shootings in a crowded area of downtown Austin, Texas, police said. The first incident began at 2:17 a.m. local time when police received reports of gunshots, Austin Police Chief of Staff Brian Manley said in a news conference. He said a woman, believed to be in her 20s, was pronounced dead at the scene. Three other victims were taken to University Medical Center Brackenridge with gunshot wounds, […]

  • The connector to the 210 Freeway in Pasadena was closed amid repair work on July 30, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    2-Mile Stretch of Westbound 210 Freeway in Pasadena Closed for Repairs

    Motorists driving through Pasadena this weekend are reminded that all lanes of the westbound 210 Freeway are closed for repairs. A two-mile stretch of the westbound freeway, from Lake to Mountain avenues, was closed at 10 p.m. Friday and will remain closed until 5 a.m. Monday, Caltrans officials said. In addition, the eastbound 134 Freeway connector to the westbound 210 is closed; and the westbound 210 Freeway off-ramps at Marengo Avenue and Mountain Street are also  shut down. Motorists can expect delays and are […]

  • Smoke rises out of the burning Sand Fire on July 25, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Sand Fire Burns 55 Square Miles, Destroys 18 Homes; Some Residents Allowed to Return Home

    Some residents affected by a wildfire burning in the Santa Clarita area were allowed to return home Monday evening as firefighters continued to battle the blaze that has scorched more than 35,000 acres, or about 55 square miles in the Angeles National Forest. Most evacuations were lifted at 7 p.m., except for homes on Placerita Canyon Road from Running Horse Lane to Pacy Street and Little Tujunga Canyon Road from the Wildlife Way Station to Sand Canyon Road and Placerita Canyon Road. Areas in Agua Dulce also […]

  • Authorities were investigating a body found in a Bell home on July 21, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman Found Dead, Wrapped in Blanket, in Locked Bell Home: LASD

    Sheriff’s homicide detectives on Thursday were investigating the death woman found dead, completely wrapped in a blanket, in her home in the city of Bell. Detectives responded to Pine Avenue to help the Bell Police Department, according to a brief news release sent out by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department about 10:15 a.m. Authorities on scene — in the 6600 block of Pine Avenue — said a woman was found dead after a welfare check at a home about […]

  • A helicopter makes a water drop on a brush fire burning in the Hollywood Hills on July 19, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

    200 Firefighters Battle 18-Acre Brush Fire in Hollywood Hills

    An 18-acre brush fire burned drought-stricken hillsides above the Cahuenga Pass Tuesday afternoon, sending a column of smoke towering over the Hollywood Hills. A Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter spotted the grass fire near the northbound 101 Freeway and Cahuenga Boulevard just after 3 p.m., according to an LAFD update. Voluntary evacuations were ordered for Holly Drive. Grass was burning on a west-facing slope heading into moderate brush, LAFD’s Margaret Stewart said initially. About 200 firefighters responded, and the county Fire […]

  • Police officers and rescue workers arrive at the scene of an attack on July 14, 2016, after a truck ploughed into a crowd leaving a fireworks display in the French Riviera town of Nice.
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    10 Children, Teens Among 84 Killed in Nice, France Terror Attack; Suspect Identified

    A day after a terrorist mowed down dozens of people celebrating Bastille Day in the coastal French city of Nice, investigators dug into the life of the man they say was the killer: A 31-year-old delivery driver and Nice resident who was born in Tunisia. Authorities said Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove a rented, refrigerated truck weighing about 20 tons into crowds along a roughly 2-kilometer stretch of Promenade des Anglais on Thursday night, killing 84 people — including 10 children […]

  • The edge of Pyramid Lake is shown on July 13, 2016, when an algal bloom was present. (Credit: KTLA)

    Algal Bloom at Pyramid Lake Prompts Warning About Toxins

    The public is being advised to limit activities at Pyramid Lake — a popular swimming, boating, fishing and waterskiing destination — to avoid an algal bloom that has developed there. The state Department of Water Resources issued the warning on Wednesday. It’s not clear when the bloom developed. The lake, a man-made reservoir, is in northwest Los Angeles County off the 5 Freeway south of Gorman. Contact with or ingestion of water affected by an algal bloom can expose people […]