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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
  • Couple Riding Motorcycle Killed in Tujunga Hit-and-Run Crash

    A motorcycle driver and passenger were killed in a hit-and-run crash in Tujunga Friday, police said. The crash was reported about 8:40 p.m. Friday in the 7400 block of West Valmont Street, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. It was unclear how the crash occurred, but one of the victims was thrown from the motorcycle after the collision and was pinned under a car at the scene. Another victim on the motorcycle also suffered critical injuries and later died, […]

  • LAPD Raises Funds for Family of Tarzana Teen Killed in Crash

    The Los Angeles Police Department organized a fundraiser on Sunday for the family of a Tarzana teenager killed in an accident on Easter Sunday — raising nearly $3,200 through a car wash as well as a $2,000 donation from one family. Sebastian Montero, 15, was riding a friend’s bicycle on April 1 when a car fatally struck him in Woodland Hills. Somebody had stolen Sebastian’s bike at a mall in February, and after his death, his mother asked for the public’s […]

  • Foodie Con Draws Crowds in Downtown L.A.

    Foodie Con is a two-day shopping and tasting event on April 7 through 8 that offers all the latest food trends and a wide range of cuisine at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on April 8, 2018.

  • Police respond to a call about a gunshot victim in the 5000 block of Gage Avenue in Bell on April 22, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

    Authorities Investigating Shooting Death of Man in Bell

    Authorities on Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a man in Bell. The incident happened around 10:46 p.m. Saturday on the 5000 block of Gage Avenue, according to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The Bell Police Department responded to a call about a gunshot victim, the statement said. Upon arrival, the officers found a man who was shot in his lower body. The Sheriff’s Department said the victim was transported to a hospital, where he […]

  • Deputies respond to a shooting in the unincorporated area of Compton on April 21, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Man Fatally Shoots Girlfriend in Compton Home; 8-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Being Accidentally Struck: LASD

    Officials said they arrested a man on Saturday after he fired several rounds of ammunition at his girlfriend, killing her and injuring their 8-year-old daughter in their Compton home, where their two other children were found unharmed. Juan Rodriguez, 29, was taken into custody on suspicion of murder and assault with a deadly weapon and was being held without bail, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The shooting happened around 1:42 a.m. in the 12400 block of South Grandee […]

  • Flames are seen at a fabric business in South L.A. on April 21, 2018. (Credit: Loudlabs/KTLA)

    Crews Make Aggressive Efforts to Battle Fire at South L.A. Fabric Business; No Injuries Reported

    Crews made aggressive efforts to battle a fire at a fabric business in South Los Angeles early Saturday. The owner called 911 to report a blaze at 2635 S. Main St. at around 2 a.m., L.A. Fire Department Battalion Chief Robert Caropino said. Yellow Pages listed a business called Alpha Sewing Machine under that address. It took firefighters about three hours and a half to get the flames under control at the one-story commercial building, according to the Fire Department. […]

  • 1 Victim ID’d and Man Arrested on Suspicion of Murder in Music Studio Fire That Left 2 Dead: LAPD

    An arrest has been made in a music studio fire that left two dead and two critically injured in Studio City, with one of the fatal victims identified by authorities on Sunday. Eferem Demery, a 28-year-old Los Angeles man, was arrested Saturday night and booked on suspicion of murder Sunday morning, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The coroner identified Devaughn Kemar Carter, 28, as one of the two people killed and friends told KTLA he was a father from […]

  • The Los Angeles Fire Department responds to an incident in Studio City on April 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Music Studio Fire in Studio City Leaves 2 Dead, 2 in Critical Condition: LAFD

    A fire inside a music studio in Studio City on Saturday left two people dead and two in critical condition,  according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. Some 80 firefighters responded to the incident at a one-story commercial building at 3779 N. Cahuenga Blvd. shortly before 7 a.m., the agency said. A company called Top Notch Recordings was listed under that address. Authorities initially said the blaze happened in Universal City. Fire officials also earlier said that there were two others […]

  • Crews place a woman into an ambulance at the scene of a house fire in Lakewood on April 14, 2018. (Credit: / KTLA)

    Neighbors Rescue Woman in Lakewood House Fire That Left 1 Man Dead

    A house fire in Lakewood early Saturday left a man dead and a woman injured, officials said. Crews responded to the 19900 block of Corby Avenue, near Los Coyotes Diagonal, when neighbors called about a blaze at around 1:30 a.m., according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. Firefighters reported seeing smoke and flames coming out of a residence when they arrived. When two brothers who lived behind the home heard screaming, they jumped over a wall and helped out a […]