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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
  • L.A. City Council Approves Plan to Demolish Parker Center, Build Office Tower

    Over the objections of preservationists, the Los Angeles City Council voted Friday to demolish the LAPD’s Parker Center and replace the former police headquarters with a $483-million office tower for city employees. The council voted 12 to 0 to raze the 1955 building designed by architect Welton Becket — a structure that critics called an unremarkable piece of architecture and a symbol of the Los Angeles Police Department’s racist past. The Los Angeles Conservancy opposed the vote, contending that Parker […]

  • Father of West Hills Boy Injured in Attack Posted on Social Media Continues to Seek Justice

    The father of a 14-year-old boy who was injured in a violent attack that was captured on video and posted on social media continues to seek justice for his son. Two people were arrested in connection with the crime, but one was found not guilty. A girl who allegedly recorded the incident has not been charged with a crime. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA News at 1 on March 23, 2017.

  • Tenants of Boyle Heights Building Protest Rent Increase

    Tenants of a building in Boyle Heights are protesting a rent increase, with some saying their rent is nearly doubling. Sara Welch reports from Boyle Heights for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 22, 2017.

  • FBI Director Confirms Trump-Russia Inquiry, Says He Has ‘No Information’ to Back President’s Wiretapping Claim

    FBI Director James Comey said for the first time Monday that the bureau is investigating whether there was any coordination between the Trump campaign and Moscow while Russia was interfering in the presidential election. Comey also delivered an implicit rebuke to President Donald Trump, saying that he had “no information” to support claims by the President that he was wiretapped on the orders of predecessor Barack Obama. In a dramatic hearing before the House Intelligence Committee, Comey, once again finding […]

  • Students Preparing to Run L.A. Marathon on Sunday

    A group of Southern California students did some final training for this weekend’s Los Angeles Marathon. Sara Welch reports from Griffith Park for the KTLA 5 News at 1 on March 17, 2017.

  • Man Suspected of Shooting, Wounding San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy in Hesperia ID’d

    A man suspected of shooting a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department deputy outside a Hesperia gas station early Thursday morning has been taken into custody, authorities said. Kenneth Scott Welch, 37, was arrested hours after the crime near his Redlands home, officials said. Deputies responded to a “strong-arm robbery” call at a Chevron station at the intersection of Ranchero Road and Escondido Avenue about 11 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Cindy Bachman said. Employees told investigators a man had come into the store, […]

  • Man Turns Self in to LAPD Day After 5-Year-Old Boy Is Killed in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

    A man has turned himself in to Los Angeles police Wednesday in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed a 5-year-old boy in South Los Angeles and left investigators searching for the driver of an aged SUV. Homer Watford, 19, turned himself into police at LAPD’s 77th Street Division about 2 p.m., accompanied by his family, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. Watford’s cousin, 20-year-old Eric Roberts, who police said was the passenger in the SUV, also went […]

  • Man Finds Native American Human Remains While Digging in Buena Park Backyard; Officials Rule Out Foul Play

    A homeowner in Buena Park found human remains over the weekend while digging a hole in his backyard, and officials say there is no evidence of criminal activity. Police received a call from the home in the 8200 block of Commonwealth Avenue to report the discovery about 5:45 p.m. Sunday, Buena Park Police Department Sgt. Mike Lovchik said. On Monday coroner’s investigators responded to the scene and confirmed the human remains were of Native American descent, and had been at […]

  • Man Accused of Threatening Police With a Knife in Custody Following 12-Hour Standoff in Orange

    A man who threatened Orange police with a knife and prompted the evacuation of an apartment complex during a 12-hour standoff was arrested early Monday morning, police said. The suspect, who was not immediately identified, was taken into custody shortly before 6 a.m., according to Orange Police Lt. Dan Adams. Police responded to a report of a drunk driving crash around 5:45 p.m. Sunday in the 600 block of South Glassell Street, where they were confronted by a man brandishing […]