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Sarah joined the Fox 8 News team in June 2014. She's a general assignment reporter who also shoots, writes and edits her own stories.

She comes to the Triad after two years living in New York City and reporting for the cable news channel there, News 12 The Bronx.

Sarah is originally from New Braunfels, Texas, although she spent much of her childhood living in Africa and England. Living overseas and seeing the positive impact journalism can have is what inspired her to choose TV news as a career.

Sarah is thrilled to be in North Carolina and feels right at home -- she graduated cum laude from Duke University in 2012, with a double major in Spanish and International Studies.

When she's not working, Sarah loves to cook vegetarian meals (she's been meat-free since age four), enjoy NC's beautiful mountains and beaches, and plan her wedding to a Greensboro native -- coming up in May 2015! She also volunteers as an alumni interviewer for her alma mater.

She's excited to be back in the south and add one more Duke fan to the Triad. If you see her out and about, please stop and say hello!

Recent Articles
  • Parents voice concerns over Alamance County school

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Leaky ceilings, peeling paint, mildew and rust. That’s how some parents are describing the Alamance County school their children are attending. Stephanie Braxton has a child at Turrentine Middle School. She said the conditions there are unacceptable. “We have problems with the ceiling leaking,” she said. “We have mold issues. They are just run down and they need attention.” Randy Modlin also has a child at Turrentine Middle School, where he is an alumnus. He also complained […]

  • Renovations, rebuilding considered for Stoner-Thomas School

    DAVIDSON COUNTY, N.C. — The Stoner-Thomas School is the only school for special needs students in the Davidson County School System. But parents say it does not meet those special needs. Ira Matney, whose 12-year-old son attends the school, said he and other parents have been fighting for change at the school for decades. “I don’t want to wait until my child is graduated from school before any changes happen,” Matney said. Last night, Matney, along with other supporters of […]

  • What to do about mold in your home

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Mold in an apartment or home can sometimes be difficult to predict, or even to spot. Maria Strickland said when she and her 2-year-old son moved into their apartment in Greensboro in November, she saw no sign of mold. “If the mold’s been painted over freshly, then you’re not going to see it,” she said. But after about a month, she said she started to visibly notice mold and to feel health effects she said are related […]

  • Greensboro man uses GoFundMe account to help pay bills for surgery

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Unexpected medical bills can sometimes be enough to force a person to file for bankruptcy. Chris Butters of Greensboro said he filed for bankruptcy two years ago when his infant son got sick. Last month, Butters discovered that he had two “giant kidney stones” and will need two surgeries. He feared going into bankruptcy again, so decided to create a GoFundMe campaign. GoFundMe is an online, crowd-sourced funding where any individual can ask for donations for a […]

  • Rockingham County Schools release early due to weather concerns

    REIDSVILLE, N.C. — The more than 13,000 students in Rockingham County Schools were released early today due to bad weather and expectations for worse weather throughout the evening. School officials said it began to sleet around 10:30 a.m. and they made the call after that. They also anticipated a potential freeze in the afternoon. Reidsville High School sophomore Emilio Llamas said he and his classmates were excited to learn that school would be released early. “I was in the auditorium […]

  • Forest Oaks Shopping Center in Guilford County sold

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — After being vacant for about a decade, the Forest Oaks Shopping Center in southeast Guilford County has been sold. Guilford County Commissioner Alan Branson confirmed that the property was sold by owner Bill Agapion to a South Carolina-based developer, which he would not name. Branson said the deed was transferred on Friday. Most recently, the anchor of the Forest Oaks Shopping Center was a Winn-Dixie grocery store. Residents say that closed around 2005. David Gearhart has […]

  • Greensboro discussing future of Lawndale corridor

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Today the Greensboro Planning Department presented the first part of its Lawndale Drive Corridor Plan to the Planning Board. The plan is intended to advise future growth decisions along the busy Greensboro road. This first report, or “Phase I,” covers the stretch of Lawndale from West Cornwallis Drive to West Cone Boulevard. Hanna Cockburn, long range and strategic planning manager for the City of Greensboro, was the primary writer behind the plan, which took about a year […]

  • Enrollment at day care drops after new state law

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Over the last few months, the Gospel Tabernacle Day care in Burlington had 15 of its 49 children drop out. Kim Hargrave, the day care’s director, said that’s because a new state law caused some families to no longer qualify for child care subsidies or vouchers. “As far as some of the parents that were receiving vouchers – the income level either changed, where they no longer qualified, or their co-pay, if they had a co-pay, either […]

  • Family claims ‘black mold’ in Kernersville apartment is making them sick

    KERNERSVILLE, N.C. — A Piedmont family said they have been coughing for months and they claim they finally know why. Brandi Lineback said she discovered black mold in the closet of her apartment at Grosvenor Square Apartments in Kernersville. “Last Tuesday night we were in the closet looking for something and that’s when we noticed it was up there,” she said. Lineback claimed that the apartment complex’s management has been unresponsive to her concerns. She said the apartment’s maintenance man […]

  • Wake Forest students build device to help blind

    WINSTON-SALEM, NC — A seeing eye dog can cost as much as $60,000. A Braille machine can cost up to $6,000. So three Wake Forest University students set out on a mission to create a device that can assist blind people — cheaply. In a semester-long project, seniors Jack Janes and Dominic Prado, and sophomore Ran Chang, developed, for $60, a device that looks similar to a watch. Using sonar technology, the device alerts its wearer when someone approaches objects. Jack Janes, a […]

  • Deceased ‘hoarder’ had ‘military’ grade weapons in High Point home

    HIGH POINT,  N.C. — High Point police are trying to figure out how one High Point man somehow owned high-powered explosives and weapons including grenades, anti-tank rockets and rifles. Police discovered the weapons inside a home on the 600 block of Westchester Drive on Sunday. Police may never have found out they existed, except the resident’s neighbor called police upon finding the neighbor dead inside. Police determined the 62-year-old man died from natural causes, but while inside, they noticed the […]

  • 3 juveniles in custody after attacking an elderly, disabled man in Winston-Salem

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Three teens were arrested Sunday night after Winston-Salem police say they assaulted and robbed a 62-year-old man with dementia and Parkinson’s disease. The teenagers are 13, 14 and 15 years old. Police say the teens approached a man who was visibly physically and mentally disabled on Stafford Village Boulevard just after 6 p.m. Police say the teens pushed him off a guard rail, then beat him until he was “motionless on the ground.” Cops say the teenagers […]


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