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
  • A portrait of Melyda Corado is pinned to a memorial outside Trader Joe's in Silver Lake. (Credit: Christina House / Los Angeles Times)

    Silver Lake Trader Joe’s Manager Killed in Shootout Was Struck by LAPD Gunfire, Chief Says

    A 27-year-old woman killed in a shootout at a Silver Lake Trader Joe’s Saturday was struck by LAPD gunfire, Chief Michel Moore announced at a news conference Tuesday. Assistant Manager Melyda Corado was trying to get out of the Trader Joe’s as a man who had led police on a chase from Hollywood to the store along Hyperion Avenue was exiting a stolen vehicle and shooting at police while trying to get inside. As suspect Gene Atkins was firing rounds […]

  • Recovery efforts of a boat that sank in a Missouri lake continued on July 23, 2018. (Credit: CNN)

    Coast Guard Raises Tourist Boat Out of Missouri Lake After Deadly Incident

    The duck boat that capsized during a storm in southwestern Missouri last week — a disaster that left 17 people dead — was raised to the surface of Table Rock Lake on Monday in an effort overseen by the Coast Guard. The Ride the Ducks Branson amphibious vessel had 31 people on board when it left the shore Thursday on the lake near Branson, Missouri, as a severe thunderstorm whipped up intense winds and waves. The Coast Guard surfaced the sunken duck […]

  • President Donald J. Trump participates in a meeting with the Prime Minster of The Netherlands, Mark Rutte, at The White House on July 2, 2018. Credit: Chris Kleponis / Getty Images)

    ‘Be Cautious!’: Trump Issues All-Caps Tweet in Rebuke of Iran’s Statements About Going to War

    President Donald Trump issued a furious, all-caps challenge to the Iranian regime late Sunday night, warning that any threats to the US would be met with unspecified dire consequences. The tirade signaled an immediate escalation of tensions between Washington and Tehran, and capped a weekend of angry tweets by the President on the Russia investigation and the legal problems facing his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen. To Iranian President Rouhani: NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN OR YOU WILL SUFFER CONSEQUENCES […]

  • Crews tow away a vehicle after a crash in South Los Angeles on July 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Driver Sought After South L.A. Street Racing Crash Kills Man, Critically Injures Woman Not in Race

    Los Angeles police were seeking a driver who fled after a deadly high-speed street racing crash in South L.A. early Sunday morning. The crash killed a man and critically injured a woman, both of whom were not involved in the race, according to police. One of the drivers racing, initially described by officials as critically injured, was later determined to be stable. The other driver involved left the scene, police said. According to LAPD, witnesses saw a BMW and a […]

  • Students compete at the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition in Hawthorne on July 22, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Students Participate in SpaceX Hyperloop Competition in Hawthorne

    More than 600 students from around the world compete in Hawthorne to test their pods on SpaceX’s Hyperloop track. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 10 on July 22, 2018.

  • Sailor Killed in Pearl Harbor Honored in Inglewood After DNA Confirms Identity

    George Harvey Gibson died at the age of 20 at Pearl Harbor while serving in the U.S. Navy. After 76 years, DNA testing finally identified his remains and he was brought back to his family. Funeral services were held in Inglewood on Saturday. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 News on July 21, 2018.

  • SoCal Boy Rides Unicycle in Torrance Beach, Playa del Rey to Set Record

    Augie Braude, 11, rode his unicycle from Torrance Beach to Playa del Rey and back to become the youngest person to do so. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News at 7 on July 21, 2018.

  • A Southern California beach is seen in this file photo taken on July 18, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

    Summer Heat Wave: Beaches Reopen Following Lightning Scare

    Beaches forced to close due to lightning strikes on Wednesday will be open Thursday morning as Southern Californians continue to deal with a heat wave. Sara Welch reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on July 19, 2018.

  • Amazon is holding its second annual Prime Day on Tuesday and the company is promising more than 100,000 deals across nearly all of its categories, including TVs, toys and electronics. (Credit: From Amazon)

    Amazon’s Website Briefly Crashes as Prime Day Kicks Off

    Amazon’s self-created Prime Day holiday got off to a rocky start. The retailing giant’s website experienced periodic outages on desktop and mobile on Monday afternoon, right after the Prime Day sale began at noon. Many shoppers hoping to score deals were instead met with photos of cute dogs, the company’s standard error page. That put Amazon in the doghouse with upset customers, many of whom have gone on social media to complain. The issues appeared to affect other Amazon products and […]