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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
  • Obama announces $1 billion for pre-K

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — President Obama announced $1 billion in funding for pre-K Wednesday, coming from a mix of federal grants and private donations. The spending package is expected to add an additional 60,000 seats in pre-K classrooms nationwide. Bill Budusky, a pre-K teacher at Hunter Elementary in Greensboro, said this is recognition that President Obama understands the importance of early learning. “This is not a daycare,” he said. “This is an educational setting. And a lot of the kindergarten and […]

  • New group seeking part of prison farm land

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — It’s known as the prison farm. Eight-hundred acres of land in eastern Guilford County, spanning partially into Alamance County, is home to the state’s only land run by the sheriff’s department and worked on by inmates. The sheriff’s office says it gives prisoners the ability to learn job skills and break up the monotony of cell life. But over the years, the land has attracted the interest of some developers and other entities with new ideas […]

  • Sheetz Distribution Center doubling truck driver staff

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Sheetz Distribution Center in Burlington plans to double the amount of truck drivers it has on staff. On Wednesday it will hold a job fair at 1737 Whites Kennell Rd., hoping to hire 20 new drivers. Allison Newcomer, human resources manager at Sheetz, said they expect a large turnout as they have had for previous job openings. “We had 5,000 applications for the distribution center which is roughly 150 jobs,” she said. Newcomer says she’s mainly looking […]

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    Kids left at church after alleged murder

    ASHEBORO, N.C. — The mission of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Asheboro is to help those in need. And on Friday, need landed right on their doorstep. A man, later identified as Antonio Francisco Guzman, dropped off two young children at the church’s doorstep Friday afternoon, leaving them with nothing but a note. The church’s secretary, Jean Hyatt, found the two children. “Whoever dropped them off sent them into my office with a note,” Hyatt said. “And the note just […]

  • Local business donates free roof for Elon grandmother

    ELON, N.C. — It’s a Christmas miracle come early for Elon grandmother, Barbara. “I’ve had people do nice things but this puts the icing on the cake,” she said. Barbara says the roof of her home had fallen into disrepair, causing leaks throughout the house. “It was bad,” she said. “It was leaking in just about every room, over my bed, in the hall.” She went to All About Roofing, Co. in Elon with $300 to see what they could […]

  • AP US history curriculum causes controversy

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Morris Johnson has been an AP U.S. history teacher for 10 years. He says it’s not often that the College Board changes its AP curriculum guidelines, but this year, it did. “This is the first major curriculum change that I can remember in my experience,” he said. The change has spurred national protests. Critics of it say that the revised curriculum focuses too much on negative events in American history, and does not focus enough on “American […]

  • NC Highway Patrol kicks off distracted driving campaign

    We’ve all heard that texting and driving is dangerous, but North Carolina Highway Patrol says people’s behaviors aren’t mirroring that understanding. Master Trooper Chris Knox says he has been seeing more and more wrecks involving cell phones, particularly with younger drivers. “We know that people who are distracted driving are dying in wrecks,” he said. So this week the North Carolina Highway Patrol kicked off a distracted driving enforcement campaign. Troopers will be using unmarked vehicles and other methods to […]

  • House fires increase with colder weather

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — As temperatures drop, the number of house fires tends to go up. The Red Cross is one organization that tracks the number of fires, as it provides disaster relief assistance to families affected by fires. Executive Director of the Red Cross in the Piedmont John Hughes says Thanksgiving weekend alone had seven fires. “On an annual basis, the American Red Cross across the country responds to about 70,000 disasters a year,” he said. “And out of those, […]

  • Community helps Thomasville fire victims; two homes destroyed

    THOMASVILLE, N.C. — Two homes were destroyed this morning by a fire that the Thomasville Fire Department says started because of a space heater. The fire department deemed 116 and 118 National Highway “total losses.” The fire started in 118 National Highway, which was occupied by Mickey LaPradd and his four children. He says his 10-year-old son, Jacob, alerted family members to the fire and also alerted the two neighbors. “At just 10 years old, he’s saved eight lives,” he […]

  • Downtown Greensboro adding more permanent lights

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Increased safety measures in downtown Greensboro will continue after a fatal shooting in the area earlier this month caused safety concerns. After the Nov. 8 shooting, the Greensboro Police Department increased the amount of officers downtown and the City Department of Transportation installed portable lights at various intersections and parking lots. GPD Acting Chief of Police Anita Holder says the increased police presence downtown will continue through mid-January. “And the reason we selected that time period is […]

  • Highway Patrol to increase presence on I-40 for Thanksgiving

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If you’re traveling along Interstate 40 during Thanksgiving you may notice more Highway Patrol cars than usual. From North Carolina all the way to California, a trooper will be stationed every 20 miles. Chris Knox, master trooper for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, explains it’s part of an effort called the “I-40 Challenge.” “The goal throughout the holiday is to have no lives that are lost,” he said. Troopers will be cracking down primarily on drivers […]

  • Hundreds of fruit trees planted to create urban orchard in High Point

    HIGH POINT, N.C. – Guilford County Passive Parks Department and dozens of volunteers planted hundreds of fruit trees in High Point to create an urban orchard. The orchard is located at the Thomas Built Bus Preserve near Oak Hill Elementary School in High Point. Matt Wallace, Passive Parks Program Director for Guilford County, said more 250 fruit and nut trees will help the air quality in the area and the food desert need in the community. “This community can come […]


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