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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
  • More than 30 displaced after Mount Airy apartment fire

    MOUNT AIRY, N.C. — More than 30 people were displaced after a fire last night at an apartment building on South Main Street in Mount Airy. Today, one by one, families returned to try and gather belongings and to look on, still in shock, at their damaged homes. Miranda Pelkey moved into the apartment building only a week ago. Now, she fears she’s lost everything. “Clothes, shoes, my boyfriend’s clothes, everything; our couch, bed,” she said. The Mount Airy Fire […]

  • A Greensboro city zoning notice sign located at the intersection of W. Friendly Ave. and Hobbs Rd. on Monday, January 5, 2015, in Greensboro, N.C. City staff has recommended in favor of rezoning land at Hobbs Road and Friendly for commercial development. We'll meet one of the neighbors at the site to take a photo and find out what the land looks like from the neighborhood. (Jerry Wolford)

    Friendly, Hobbs development opponents to file protest petition

    GREENSBORO, NC — People living near the intersection of Friendly and Hobbs are not admitting defeat yet. Earlier this month, the Greensboro Zoning Commission voted to rezone the land around the intersection from single family to mixed use, meaning plans to develop a shopping center and grocery store there could progress. But tomorrow — some residents, organized under the “Friendly Coalition”, plan to file a petition to try and get the City Council to overrule that decision. Many nearby residents oppose […]

  • North Carolina lawmakers push to ban tanning beds for people under 18

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In several states, it’s illegal for people under 18 to use tanning beds. If some lawmakers have their way, North Carolina will be next on the list. House Bill 158 passed 103 to 12 and will now move on to the Senate. If passed, it would be illegal for people under 18 in North Carolina to use a tanning bed. Right now, it is illegal for people under 14 to use a tanning bed, and between the […]

  • Local business hurt by Blue Bell recall

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Ozzie’s Ice Cream opened up not even a year ago — but already it has to shut its doors for at least a few days. The store on Old Battleground Road sells only Blue Bell ice cream. Today Blue Bell announced a recall of all of its products due to new testing that shows a bacteria listeria is more widespread in its products than originally thought. So, because of the recall, Ozzie’s will throw out all 111 […]

  • Crews in Winston-Salem prepare for heavy rain

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Heavy rains can mean a higher chance of flooding, and maintenance crews are trying to stay ahead of it. City workers in Winston-Salem clear out storm drains every day, but during a period of high rain, like yesterday, they called in an extra crew. “A crew came in last night,” said maintenance worker Raymond Winters. “Ordinarily, no one comes in and works nights.” Winters said it’s not uncommon for them to clear as many as 100 storm […]

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    Proposed NC bill could help bring back bee population

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A shortage of bees is threatening crops nationwide and farmers in the Piedmont are feeling the strain. Now lawmakers are trying to step in and help. North Carolina Senate Bill 225 has a few different measures in it that would try to bring the bee population back up. The bill would remove the restrictions some counties and cities have on the number of hives people can keep. Some local farmers said they’re all for it. The declining bee population is affecting a lot […]

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    Bill in NC Senate pushes for harsher punishment on students who assault teachers

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — State lawmakers on Wednesday will be pushing for harsher penalties for students who assault teachers. Some say it would provide more protection for teachers but others call it too harsh. The bill would make it an automatic felony charge for any student 16 or older who assaults a teacher on campus. From 2013 to 2014, there were more than 13,000 student assaults on teachers statewide. According to the Department of Public Instruction, from 2013 to 2014 there were nine reports of student-to-teacher assault in […]

  • Piedmont high school on high alert after threat

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — A Piedmont high school is on high alert Tuesday after administrators got word that some students may be planning violence on campus. Atkins High School in Winston-Salem is taking precautionary measures to keep students safe. There will be an increased police presence on campus today. The principal sent out a note to parents Monday night saying these threats they’ve heard about may not be credible, but they are not going to take any chances. Principal Joe Childers of Atkins High School […]

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    New details: Police looking for shooter after man injured in shooting near UNCG’s campus

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG is warning people to avoid the area of Chapman and Spring Garden streets after a report of a shooting near campus on Sunday night.

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    Plan for Friendly-Hobbs redevelopment

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — A developer is set to present what’s in store for the Friendly-Hobbs intersection at Monday night’s Greensboro Planning and Zoning Commission meeting. Right now the area is residential but it’s right next to Friendly Shopping Center. However, some people want to keep that more residential feel, that’s why they’re opposed to retail stores. The Atlanta-based developer Halpern Enterprises said they heard those complaints and changed the plan in response. What they’ll present tonight is a mixed-use development plan that will include […]

  • Vandalism and theft at Piedmont construction zones

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Road construction projects can be lengthy and costly. And the North Carolina Department of Transportation said theft and vandalism are contributing to both of those issues at sites across the Piedmont. Paul Ingram, an engineer for the NCDOT, said the most recent example of vandalism occurred by four-wheelers on the new I-73 interchange over Easter weekend. “People were driving up our slopes and tearing up our slopes that we had just constructed,” Ingram said. Ingram said […]

  • Rockingham County one step closer to getting homeless shelter

    ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, N.C. — If you’re homeless in Rockingham County, there’s a shelter you can go to from December to March. But now that it’s April — many people are out on the streets. “Where they go, I’m not sure,” said Ellery Blackstock, with Rockingham County’s Department of Health and Human Services. “This year’s count, we’ve got 71 homeless here in our county.” For more than a decade, Blackstock and others have been working to get a year-round shelter for […]


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