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
  • Crews on Feb. 19, 2017 continued to repair a sinkhole in Studio City where a woman fell in while driving her car days earlier. (Credit: KTLA)

    Crews Work to Repair Sinkhole in Studio City

    Crews Sunday continue to repair a sinkhole in Studio City where a woman fell in while driving her car days earlier. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Feb. 19, 2017.

  • A rainstorm hits downtown Los Angeles on Feb. 17, 2017. (Credit: Gary Coronado/Los Angeles Times)

    Showery Conditions Continue Into Weekend; New Storm Expected Next Week

    A day after a powerful storm that left at least four people dead wreaked havoc across the Southland, showery conditions are expected to continue into Saturday night, the National Weather Service reported. Showers are expected on and off throughout the day. Forecasters predict a brief drying period Sunday before another storm system moves in through the middle of next week. A winter storm warning and a flash flood watch is in effect until 11 a.m. in the Los Angeles County […]

  • Protestors gather at the Milwaukee County Courthouse where they attend a rally against President Donald Trumps policy on immigration February 13, 2017 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Credit: Darren Hauck/Getty Images)

    Businesses Close Doors for Nationwide ‘Day Without Immigrants’ Movement

    Washington, DC, restaurants and schools were prepared for a “Day Without Immigrants” protest Thursday, but so far, policymakers who live in the nation’s capital haven’t taken much notice. They might around lunchtime, however. The Architect of the Capitol, which manages much of the support staff on the Hill and contracts with food services said Thursday there would be a modified schedule, and three dining options on the Hill were closed due to the demonstration. Immigrants and supporters were planning to […]

  • Los Angeles Police officials respond to a triple shooting along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood on Feb. 12, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    3 Injured in Hollywood Shooting: LAPD

    Three people were injured, one critically, in a shooting along Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood early Sunday. The incident occurred about 3:15 a.m. near the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and La Brea Avenue, according to LAPD. Gunfire erupted after an apparent argument at a gas station and three people were hit. Two people were taken to a hospital with minor injuries and one person self-transported, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. Investigators were gathering evidence and trying to speak to several […]

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    After Battering the North, Rains Move Into Southern California

    A new storm moved into Southern California on Friday, bringing with it light but sustained rain. Showers should continue through Friday night and Saturday morning. The storm will then move out, and the weekend should be marked by partly cloud skies, according to the National Weather Service. But another storm could move in by next Thursday night. Thanks to a wet winter, downtown Los Angeles already has recorded 15.7 inches of rain since the Oct. 1 start of the water […]

  • Police were investigating after a woman was robbed in her home in Long Beach on Feb. 9, 2017. (Credit: KTLA)

    Robbery, Attempted Sex Assault of ‘Elderly’ Long Beach Woman Possibly Linked to Similar Crimes at Senior Housing Complex: Police

    Police believe a robbery and attempted sexual assault in Long Beach Thursday morning is connected to a series of similar crimes at a senior housing complex in the city that also occurred this month. Officers responded to a panic alarm that went off at a home in the 3700 block of Pacific Avenue around 7:25 a.m. and determined a robbery occurred at the location, according to Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Marlene Arrona. During the attack, the assailant attempted to […]

  • A big rig overturned in San Pedro on Feb. 8, 2017. (Credit: Loudlabs)

    Morning Showers Bring Slick Roads, Dangerous Driving Conditions to SoCal

    Lingering showers brought slick roads and dangerous driving conditions to Southern California Wednesday morning. The wet weather was expected to taper off by afternoon, with most areas receiving less than .30 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. The overnight showers left roads slick around the Southland however. In San Pedro, a big rig overturned on the Ferry Street off-ramp to State Route 47 just after 1 a.m. The crash prompted officials to issue a SigAlert for an […]

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    Man Injured After Hit-and-Run Crash in Chesterfield Square

    A man was left in serious┬ácondition early Sunday morning after being hit by a car in Chesterfield Square, according to police. Los Angeles officers responded to reports of a traffic collision near the intersection of 59th Street and Western Avenue around 2:33 a.m. There, they discovered a vehicle hit a pedestrian before fleeing the scene. The victim was transported to a local hospital and is expected to survive his injuries, according to officials. Los Angeles firefighters at the scene believed […]

  • Gerardo Vasquez is shown in a photo distributed by Simi Valley police on Feb. 3, 2017.

    Simi Valley Police Search for Man Accused of Stabbing His Roommate

    Simi Valley police are looking for a suspect Saturday morning after a man stabbed his roommate, leaving him in critical condition. Officers were called to a home in the 200 block of Ulysses Street around 7:54 p.m. Friday after receiving a call about a stabbing. There, they found a 32-year-old man suffering from stab wounds to the torso. He was transported to a local hospital in critical condition and is in a medically induced coma, officials said. An initial investigation […]