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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.


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  • The Long Beach Police Department released this photo of Credo with his handler, Officer Mike Parcells.

    Long Beach Police Dog Killed in Officer-Involved Shooting; Suspect Also Dead

    A police dog died after an officer-involved shooting in Long Beach Tuesday morning and the suspect in the shooting was also killed, officials said. Long Beach police officers were in the 2800 block of East 15th Street about 9 a.m. investigating a man wanted in connection with an assault with a deadly weapon case. The man barricaded himself in a home and police surrounded an apartment complex in the area, police said. About two hours later, the suspect came out of the […]

  • Vegetation burns on June 20, 2016, above Duarte. (Credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

    San Gabriel Complex Fires Burning Above Duarte, Azusa Char 4,900 Acres

    Hundreds of homes remained under mandatory evacuations Tuesday as a pair of wildfires charred nearly 5,000 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains. Fire officials dubbed the incident — consisting of both the Fish Fire above Duarte and the Reservoir Fire above Azusa — as the San Gabriel Complex fires during a 9 a.m. news conference Tuesday. Earlier Tuesday, officials stated the wildfires had burned a total of about 5,400 acres. The size of the fires was downgraded to 4,900 acres after […]

  • A firefighting helicopter drops water on the Fish fire near Duarte on June 20, 2016. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

    Mandatory Evacuations Ordered as 2 Wildfires Burn 4,500 Acres in San Gabriel Mountains

    Firefighters are battling a pair of fast-moving brush fires that consumed some 4,500 acres in the San Gabriel Mountains, prompting the evacuation of about 685 homes as triple-digit temperatures hit the region Monday. The two fires started midday within an hour of each other and just a few miles apart above the cities of Azusa and Duarte, where it was 109 degrees early Monday evening. The first blaze erupted shortly after 11:15 a.m. along Highway 39 by the Morris Dam after […]

  • Gloria Allred and her client speak about the rape conviction of Los Angeles musician Scott Bennett on June 15, 2016. (Credit KTLA)

    Victim in Oklahoma Rape Speaks Out After Los Angeles Musician’s Conviction

    A woman who was raped in Oklahoma by a Los Angeles musician spoke out about the ordeal Wednesday after her attacker was convicted. The woman’s attorney, Gloria Allred, compared the case to the Stanford University sexual assault case. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on June 15, 2016.

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    At Ramadan Celebration in L.A., Mayor Garcetti Joins Local Muslims in Condemning Orlando Shooting

    Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti joined hundreds of Muslims at a Ramadan celebration, as they condemned the mass shooting in Orlando. Sara Welch reports from Koreatown for the KTLA 5 News at 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016.

  • A woman lights up a cigarette at a garden in Costa Mesa. (Credit: Karen Tapia-Andersen/Los Angeles Times)

    California’s New Smoking Age, End-of-Life Laws Take Effect Thursday

    California’s new smoking age and end-of-life laws took effect Thursday. Sara Welch reports from Larchmont for the KTLA 5 Morning News on June 9, 2016.

  • California Attorney General Kamala Harris speaks onstage at the 2014 Variety Power of Women presented by Lifetime at Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons on Oct. 10, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Variety)

    California Election Results: Kamala Harris Declared Winner of the U.S. Senate Primary

    California Atty. Gen. Kamala Harris was declared the winner Tuesday night in the state’s open race for the U.S. Senate, as a bevy of candidates competed for the second and final spot on the fall ballot. With 13% of precincts reporting, the Associated Press called the race for Harris, 51, who was long seen as the front runner in a crowded field of 34 candidates. The most prominent challenger, Orange County Rep. Loretta Sanchez , is a Democrat like Harris. Should […]

  • Left, California Attorney General Kamala Harris, votes with her husband, Douglas Emhoff, at Kenter Canyon Elementary Charter School in Brentwood. Right, Rep. Loretta Sanchez casts her ballot at Orange High School. (Credit: Genaro Molina, left; Mark Boster, right/ Los Angeles Times)

    Rivals for Senate Seat, Kamala Harris and Loretta Sanchez, Cast Votes and Wait

    Now, the waiting begins. California’s top two Democratic candidates for the U.S. Senate cast their ballots in Tuesday’s primary election in the morning, and will have to bide their time until polls close at 8 p.m. and results start trickling in. Harris, the state attorney general, will hop on a plane to Sacramento, where she will drop by California Democratic Party headquarters to thank volunteers who have been calling voters on her behalf. Harris won the party’s official endorsement earlier […]

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    516-Acre Brush Fire in Calabasas Is 15% Contained; 3,000 Homes Threatened

    A 516-acre brush fire in Calabasas was 15 percent contained late Saturday evening, hours after firefighters extinguished a much smaller blaze in nearby West Hills, officials said. The ongoing Old Fire began shortly after 4 p.m. when a vehicle slammed into a power pole in the 2300 block of Mulholland Highway and toppled multiple electrical lines, said Melanie Flores, a Los Angeles County Fire Department supervisor. Emergency responders set up a command post at Calabasas High School as flames burned on an adjacent […]