Sara Welch

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
  • Jose is seen in a photo provided by family members to KTLA.

    Family, Coroner ID Man Who Was Killed in Shootout With Deputies After Standoff Involving Burning Home in San Gabriel

    Relatives and coroner’s officials on Friday identified a 35-year-old as the man fatally shot by deputies following a barricade situation in San Gabriel that involved a home going up in flames and prompted the closure of the 10 Freeway. Jose Salvador Meza, 35, of San Gabriel died following the hours-long standoff , Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner spokeswoman Sarah Ardalani said. He lived at the home where the incident began. The encounter started with someone calling police around […]

  • Three robbers are seen on surveillance video at Randy Donut in Norwalk on June 4, 2019.

    3 Sought in Armed Robbery at Norwalk Doughnut Shop; Nearby Baskin-Robbins Burglarized

    Authorities are searching for three robbers who were seen on surveillance video holding up a doughnut shop in Norwalk Tuesday night. The incident occurred about 8:30 p.m. at Randy Donut in the 10900 block of Rosecrans Avenue. Video showed three robbers, all wearing hooded sweatshirts, jumping over the counter. As two of the robbers began ripping cash registers from the wall, the third intruder was pointing a handgun at an employee who curled up behind the counter, the Los Angeles […]

  • LAPD released surveillance images of a woman and a car being sought in connection with a hit-and-run in the East Hollywood area on May 19, 2019.

    Woman Sought After Hit-and-Run in East Hollywood Area Leaves Pedestrian Severely Injured: LAPD

    Police on Tuesday released surveillance video amid the search for a female driver accused of seriously injuring a man in a hit-and-run crash in the East Hollywood area last month. The victim was struck by a dark blue Honda Accord while crossing Hollywood Boulevard near Vermont Avenue around 11:25 p.m. on May 19, according to a Los Angeles Police Department news release. He told KTLA he was trying to get his friend’s SUV across the street when the car pulled […]

  • Caution tape surrounds a West Covina house on June 1, 2019, a day after a deadly shooting occurred during a party. (Credit: KTLA)

    18-Year-Old La Mirada Man Killed, 3 Teens Hurt in Shooting at West Covina House Party

    A shooting at a West Covina house party left one young person dead and three minors injured, officials said Saturday. Dennis Anthony Bracamonte, 18, of La Mirada, died at the scene of the Friday night shooting in the 300 block of North Hollow Avenue near Workman and Sunset avenues, according to Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials. Two boys suffered gunshot wounds to their legs and were hospitalized after officers found them and the other male in the […]

  • A pedestrian was killed after being struck by a motorcyclist in downtown Los Angeles on May 31, 2019. (Credit: ANG News)

    Pedestrian Killed by Motorcyclist During High-Speed Pursuit in Downtown L.A., CHP Says

    A pedestrian was struck and killed by a speeding motorcyclist who was fleeing from officers in downtown Los Angeles overnight, authorities said. Officers initially tried to stop the 2013 Kawasaki Ninja 250 motorcycle for running a red light in unincorporated Whittier at about 11:40 p.m. Thursday, the California Highway Patrol stated in a news release. The motorcyclist, later identified as 27-year-old Brian Jesse Leon of East Los Angeles, refused to stop and led authorities on a pursuit that spanned the […]

  • Special Counsel Robert Mueller speaks on the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential election, at the Justice Department in Washington, DC, on May 29, 2019. (Credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Mueller: ‘If We Had Confidence the President Clearly Did Not Commit a Crime, We Would Have Said So’

    Special counsel Robert Mueller said in a rare and remarkable public statement Wednesday his investigation could not clear President Donald Trump and that charging the President was not an option his office could consider. In Mueller’s first public comments on the investigation since he was appointed special counsel two years ago, he emphasized that Justice Department guidelines did not allow him to charge a sitting President, and as a result, his office did not determine whether Trump had committed obstruction […]

  • Alexia Echeverria is held by her father, Alexander Echeverria, in an undated photo provided by the family.

    Missing NorCal Father Named Person of Interest in Death of 8-Month-Old Found in Bellflower

    The missing father of an infant found dead behind a mortuary in Bellflower has been named as a person of interest in the case, Sacramento County officials said Tuesday. Investigators believe Alexia Rose Echeverria died in Sacramento before a worker found her body behind Funeraria del Angel on Monday morning, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. The baby had been reported missing with her father, 22-year-old Alexander Echeverria of south Sacramento. L.A. County officials initially described the father […]

  • Animal-rights advocates protest beside the entrance gate at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia on April 6, 2019. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Santa Anita Investigating After 3rd Horse in 9 Days Dies at Racetrack

    The owner of Santa Anita is investigating whether new rules were followed before the 26th horse death at the Southern California racetrack. Kochees, a 9-year-old gelding, was euthanized Sunday after injuring his left front leg in a race a day earlier. It was the third horse death in nine days and the 26th overall since the season began Dec. 26. Stefan Friedman, a spokesman for The Stronach Group, told The Associated Press on Monday that the track’s owner is looking […]

  • Authorities investigate a fatal shooting in Lawndale on May 24, 2019. (Credit: OC Hawk)

    Man Fatally Shot After Getting Out of Lyft Vehicle in Lawndale

    A passenger who exited a Lyft vehicle was confronted and shot in the street moments after he was dropped off in Lawndale Friday morning, authorities said. The incident happened about 1:20 a.m. shortly after the victim was dropped off in the 4500 block of West 173rd Street, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Derrick Alfred said. The unidentified victim was confronted when he got out of the vehicle, the two had an altercation, and then shots were fired, the Lyft […]

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