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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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  • Firefighters respond to a fire in Hemet on Dec. 27, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Father, 2 Girls Killed in Hemet Apartment Fire; Boy, 8, in Grave Condition

    A father and two children he tried to rescue are dead after a fire broke out in an apartment building in Hemet early Friday morning. A third child remains hospitalized in grave condition, according to police. The fire was reported just after 1 a.m. at the Olive Apartments in the 100 block of North Alessandro Street. First responders arrived within minutes to find a portion of the two-story apartment building completely engulfed in flames, Hemet Police Department spokesperson Nathan Miller […]

  • Race horses run on the final day of the winter/spring horse racing season at Santa Anita Park on June 23, 2019 in Arcadia, California. Santa Anita ownership banned a Hall of Fame trainer yesterday following the death of a fourth horse from his stable at the track. It was the 30th race horse to die at the famed racetrack since December 26. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    Santa Anita Park Holds Opening Race Despite Protests Over Horse Deaths

    Santa Anita Park is holding its winter meet opening race Saturday despite protests over horse fatalities at the Arcadia facility. KTLA’s Sara Welch reports on the KTLA 5 Morning News on Dec. 28, 2019.

  • Drivers try to avoid a flooded portion of the 5 Freeway near the 110 Freeway on Dec. 23, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Heavy Rain Arrives Overnight, Downing Trees and Bringing Flooding to the Southland

    The first in a series of storms that will bring rain and snow to Southern California for the holidays arrived overnight, drenching the region on Monday. The storm is expected to bring between 1 and 2 inches of rain to Los Angeles County with some areas receiving up to 3 inches of rain, according to the National Weather Service. Drivers are being warned to be careful on the roadways. Heavy rain is occurring across southern L.A. County including Rolling Hills […]

  • The Los Angeles International Airport is seen in a file photo. (Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)

    LAX Sees Travel Rush on Weekend Before Christmas

    With just a few days before Christmas, the Los Angeles International Airport was filled with travelers hoping to get to their destination in time. Kareen Wynter and Sara Welch report for the KTLA 5 News on Dec. 22, 2019. Winds are picking up so check your flight schedule with your airline as delays are possible – @FAANews has a traffic management program in place — LAX Airport (@flyLAXairport) December 23, 2019 If you're traveling through LAX today, we have extra […]

  • A fire burns multiple businesses at a Woodland Hills strip mall on Dec. 20, 2019. (Credit: RMG News)

    Early-Morning Blaze Damages Multiple Businesses at Woodland Hills Strip Mall

    An early-morning fire damaged at least three businesses after erupting in a Woodland Hills strip mall Friday. The blaze was reported shortly after 3 a.m. in the 23000 block of West Mulholland Drive. More than 100 firefighters were sent to fight the fire, which was burning in a common attic space, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesperson Margaret Stewart stated in a news alert. Crews contained the blaze to three units of the roughly 500-foot-long building, Capt. Erik Scott said. “We […]

  • Kenneth, Paola and Russell French appear in a photo released by Juris Productions on Aug. 26, 2019.

    Family Files Civil Rights Suit Against Off-Duty LAPD Officer in Deadly Shooting at Corona Costco

    The family of a mentally ill man who was shot and killed by an off-duty Los Angeles police officer inside a Costco store sued the officer and the city on Wednesday. Prosecutors declined to charge Officer Salvador Sanchez for the June 14 shooting that killed Kenneth French. His parents, Russell and Paola French, were seriously wounded. “Our lives will never be the same and the holidays are completely empty without Kenneth,” the parents said in a statement announcing the civil […]

  • The powerful Santa Ana winds knocked over a big rig on the northbound 15 Freeway in Fontana on Dec. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Santa Ana Winds Topple Big Rigs Across SoCal, Including in Fontana and Chatsworth

    About a dozen truck drivers pulled over on the side of the 15 Freeway in the Fontana area after Santa Ana winds knocked over a big rig nearby in one of several similar incidents reported across Southern California Tuesday morning. A truck flipped on its side on the northbound 15 Freeway around 7 a.m. near the Sierra Avenue exit. “The driver says he was trying to get off the freeway and just couldn’t get there quick enough,” said Jay Strawderman,  […]

  • San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department Search & Rescue Team volunteer Tim Staples, pictured in an undated photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.

    Rescue Team Member Killed in Fall Amid Search for Missing Hiker on Mount Baldy

    A search and rescue team member volunteer and schoolteacher was found dead Saturday amid the search for a 52-year-old hiker from Irvine who went missing near Mount Baldy nearly a week ago, authorities said. San Bernardino County Sheriff John McMahon identified the fallen rescuer as Tim Staples, 32, who had been a volunteer with the department’s West Valley Search & Rescue Team for nine years. Staples also worked as a social science and English teacher at Damien High School in […]

  • Ontario police respond to a home where a suspected shooter is believed to be holed up with her children on Dec. 14, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Woman, 2 Children Found Dead Inside Ontario Home Following Standoff With Police

    Two children and a woman who allegedly shot and injured a man, who’s believed to be her husband, were found dead inside an Ontario home after a standoff with police, officials said Saturday. The woman, a San Bernardino County probation officer, had barricaded herself inside the residence after officers responded to the scene in the 1300 block of East F Street, near Del Norte Avenue, regarding a 911 call at about 2:30 a.m., Sgt. Bill Russell told KTLA. Officers arrived […]

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