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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
  • Authorities Searching for Driver After Man Dies in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    Police were searching for the driver of a vehicle that fatally struck a man in South Los Angeles before fleeing the scene early Saturday morning. Officials received a report of a person injured in the road on Broadway, near the intersection with 88th Street, around 2:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Jonathan Tom. Responding officers located the man on the ground and called Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, who declared him dead at the scene. Officials have not […]

  • Shooting, Pistol Whipping at Yorba Linda House Party Leaves 2 Hospitalized, 2 Sought

    A shooting and a pistol whipping at a house party in Yorba Linda left two people hospitalized and authorities searching for a gunman and one other person Thursday. Officials responded to the 21000 block of Dunrobin Way about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday after someone reported a shooting, Orange County Fire Authority Battalion Chief Chuck Fedak said. Two men attending a house party at the location got into an altercation, which led to one of the men being shot in the leg, […]

  • ‘I’m Just so Grateful I Got My Baby Out Alive,’ Mother Says After Fire Burns Through NoHo Fourplex

    A mother was happy to get her baby out alive after a fourplex next door went up in flames in North Hollywood Wednesday. The fire began about 5:30 a.m. in the 11000 block of West Magnolia Boulevard, Los Angeles Fire Department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart stated. A row of garages were well involved with flames and at least two other buildings were exposed, according to Stewart. Aerial video from Sky5 showed firefighters fighting the blaze from on top of a nearby roof. […]

  • Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Motorcyclist to Die in Winnetka

    Police are asking the public for help in identifying a hit-and-run driver who left a motorcyclist to die following a collision in Winnetka Tuesday night. The crash occurred about 8:30 p.m. near the intersection of Sherman Way and Oakdale Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department stated in a news release. A black sedan, possibly a BMW with tinted windows and dark rims, was traveling westbound on Sherman Way near Oakdale Avenue when it turned left in front of the motorcyclist […]

  • Protesters rally in Porter Ranch on Monday to oppose the reopening of the Aliso Canyon storage facility. (Credit: Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

    Despite Complaints, Judge Says Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Facility Can Reopen

    A state appeals court judge ruled Saturday that Southern California Gas Co. can resume operations at its Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility, the source of the biggest methane leak in the country’s history. On Friday, L.A. County had been granted a temporary restraining order that would have halted the reopening. But a judge ordered the stay lifted on Saturday after the gas company filed a motion opposing the stay. Chris Gilbride, a spokesman for Southern California Gas, said the […]

  • The Disneyland Railroad is set to reopen on July 29, 2017. (Credit: Disney Parks)

    Disneyland Railroad, Rivers of America Attractions Set to Reopen Saturday After Yearlong Closure

    The Disneyland Railroad and a number of attractions along the Rivers of America are set to reopen Saturday, more than a year after they were closed ahead of construction on the upcoming “Star Wars” themed land. One of the theme park’s original rides, the Disneyland Railroad got somewhat of an upgrade during its 18-month-long closure. When it reopens, the train will traverse through “stunning rockwork and waterfalls” as it passes through Frontierland, according to a Disneyland news release. Disney also […]

  • Justin Pitts, whose brother said he was gunned down in South L.A. two years ago, is seen in this photo. (Credit: KTLA)

    South L.A. Man Reaches Out for Public’s Help in Finding His Brother’s Killer; $50,000 Reward Offered

    A man in South Los Angeles reached out for the public’s help in finally solving the killing of his brother on Thursday. The killing happened about two years ago, he said, and there’s a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 6 on July 27, 2017.  

  • Man Pleads For Public’s Help as Brother’s Killing in South L.A. Remains Unsolved

    The brother of a man who was fatally shot two years ago in South Los Angeles pleaded for the public’s help on Thursday to catch the killer. Sara Welch reports from South L.A. for the KTLA 5 News on 1 July 27, 2017.  

  • South L.A. Streets Inundated After Water Main Bursts

    Crews were working to restore service after water was sent gushing through the streets of South Los Angeles after a water main burst near Hoover Street and Manchester Avenue on Sunday. The 24-inch distribution main broke around 3:30 a.m. on the 800 block Manchester Avenue, according to Los Angeles Department of Water and Power spokesperson Terry Schneider. Residents of the surrounding area reported slow flowing water or had their service cut as a result of the incident, but LAWDP said […]