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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
  • 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 […]

  • Increase of dead car batteries in cold weather

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — If your car battery is already weak, freezing temperatures can often be just enough to push it over the edge. At Porter’s Automotive in High Point, the rush for customers with dead batteries has already begun. Owner Dale Porter says he expects about 10 people a day to come in needing battery replacement. “Whenever it’s cold outside, if [a battery] is halfway charged it could freeze at 32 degrees,” he explained. AAA Carolinas says on Tuesday […]

  • UNCG crime emails increasing, but is crime increasing?

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Some students at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro say they have been getting more emails recently from the UNCG Police Department about crimes occurring on campus. Raymond Faude, a freshman, says the number of sexual assaults in particular is troubling. Just this week, so far, there have been two sexual assaults on campus. In both cases, the victims and perpetrators were students. “I’m surprised at the students here,” Faude said. “Because it’s something that shouldn’t […]

  • Blanket drive in High Point to help homeless

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Amanda Anderson has lived in High Point all her life and she says she has watched the number of homeless people here grow and grow. “It’s getting a lot colder outside and our homeless population in High Point alone has grown exponentially over the last few years,” she said. So, this year, Anderson started an effort called “Cover the City.” She’s hoping to collect 500 blankets during November to hand out, in partnership with Open Door Ministries, to […]

  • Locals react to potential immigration reform

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — As early as this week, President Barack Obama could go over the heads of Congress with an executive order on immigration reform. The topic has been divisive in Congress and is divisive amongst local immigration experts too. Lori Fernald Khamala, an immigration specialist with American Friends Service Committee in Greensboro, thinks President Obama should bypass Congress. “I hope that President Obama will act big, act boldly and act swiftly,” she said. Khamala says any measure by President […]

  • Police increase officers in downtown Greensboro

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — The Greensboro Police Department is adding additional officers to the downtown area this weekend to combat violence in light of a fatal shooting last weekend. Deputy Chief James Hinson says there are normally seven to ten officers assigned to downtown and the department has added four more. “Our philosophy is, if it’s a concern to the citizens, it’s a concern to us at the police department,” he said. Hinson says the officers will primarily patrol South Elm […]

  • Burlington welcomes two new businesses

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — Two companies had major announcements Wednesday about their facilities in Burlington, N.C. Sheetz, the gas station and convenience store chain, celebrated the grand opening of its distribution center in Burlington. It is only the second distribution center nationwide for the company, which is based in Altoona, Pa. The facility will employ approximately 300 people and supply food and beverages to about 120 locations. A few miles away, Honda Aero marked the beginning of its production of jet […]

  • Doctor offers discount tattoo removal to veterans

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — On Veteran’s Day, those who served our country often get discounts or free meals at chain and local restaurants. But Carolina Laser and Cosmetic Center in Winston-Salem wanted to help veterans too by doing what they do best — tattoo removal. Doctor Anne White offered veterans one free tattoo removal session on Veterans Day, and offers a year-round 30 percent discount to veterans. “A lot of employers don’t want their employees to have visible tattoos. So we […]

  • UPDATE: Body found near creek in Alamance County identified

    MEBANE, N.C. — Two young boys were playing Sunday afternoon at their Mebane apartment complex when their father, James Vandling, heard screaming. “They screamed they found a dead body,” he said. Vandling says the body was in a creek bed on the property of the apartment complex, Spring Forest at Deerfield. Mebane Police have identified it as that of Carlos Demarko Whitfield, 43, of Mebane, who was reported missing on Sept. 27. Vandling says his two boys, ages 10 and […]

  • Mobile food pantry serves communities in need

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — For some low-income families, getting to a food pantry to seek help can be a challenge in itself. So the social services director for High Point’s Salvation Army, Tashina Oladunjoye, says they came up with a new idea. They call it a “mobile food pantry.” It’s a truck filled with bags of food that workers hand out in high need areas. “We have individuals in low income apartments that are in dry, food desert areas,” Oladunjoye […]


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