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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
  • Identity fraud affecting Greensboro taxpayer years later

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — Madeline Brailey said her social security number was somehow stolen in 2013 and she says ever since then it has wreaked havoc on her taxes. She said she waited months to get her tax refund that year. She called the IRS and that’s when they told her someone else had filed taxes pretending to be her. She said she then had to go through a lengthy verification system to prove she was who she was claiming to […]

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    Forsyth County Commissioners delay decision on prayer in meetings

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — In 2007, Forsyth County was sued by some of its residents for the way it conducted prayer before its county commissioner meetings. Since then, county commissioners have yet to decide on a new manner in which to conduct the meeting invocations. Today, county commissioners discussed four potential proposals on how to conduct prayer before meetings. Commissioners held a rough vote, and there was a tie between two of the proposals — one suggesting a moment of silence, […]

  • Council delays decision on Burlington public transportation system

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — At its meeting at the end of January, the Burlington City Council again delayed making any decisive action about bringing a public transportation system to the city. The proposal before the City Council proposes a vehicle tax to pay for the public bus system. It would charge each Burlington resident five dollars annually for each car he or she owns. Ian Baltutis, of Burlington, said he would not use the bus himself, but he still supports public […]

  • Bullied Piedmont woman uses bad experiences for good

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — From meeting her, you’d never guess that Courtney Spencer was the victim of vicious bullying throughout middle and high school. “It was mostly cyber-bullying,” Spencer said. “There were entire Facebook pages making fun of me and saying mean things. It led to depression and suicidal inclination.” The now 19-year-old first-year student at Wake Forest University is a model who appears both in print and in fashion shows in Charlotte. “I started modeling when I was younger and […]

  • East Surry High School mourns loss of student killed in crash

    PILOT MOUNTAIN, N.C. — Those who knew Christian Gage Edwards described him as an outgoing, popular guy who everybody liked. Upon learning of his death Monday afternoon, his classmates at East Surry High School were devastated. “A lot of people are just really down,” East Surry student Andrew Zachman said. “That’s kind of the atmosphere in the school now.” The 17-year-old high school junior passed away after spending two days in the hospital in critical condition. He was airlifted after […]

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    High Point man charged with hit-and-run

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — A 26-year-old High Point man was charged Friday morning with leaving the scene of an accident, driving with a suspended license, running a stop sign and having a window tint that is too dark. Authorities said Tremaine Wall hit another car near the intersection of West Green Drive and Redding Drive. Police said Wall left the scene, but then came back minutes later. A Guilford County Sheriff’s deputy witnessed the crash, and arrested Wall as soon […]

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    Romney pulls plug on presidential bid

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Mitt Romney announced Friday morning that he will not run for president in 2016. “After putting considerable thought into making another run for president, I’ve decided it is best to give other leaders in the party the opportunity to become our next nominee,” Romney said during his announcement to supporters. High Point University Assistant Professor Martin Kifer, who runs the university’s polling center, said Romney’s announcement did not come as a huge surprise. “It seemed like […]

  • 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 […]


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