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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
  • Firefighters struggle with grief after fatal house fire in Alamance Co.

    ALAMANCE CO, N.C. — The mood at the E.M. Holt Fire Department hasn’t been the same since Friday morning. They got called to a fire just outside the Burlington city limits, where a woman was trapped in her home. Firefighter Tyler Bowden, 25, was the first one to run in and try to save her. “We all go through our careers hoping this never comes,” he said. “But our training kicks in. And when the time comes, we perform.” Bowden […]

  • Bullet sales skyrocket ahead of potential ban

    CLEMMONS, N.C. — The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms has proposed a ban on popular SS-109 bullets, due to their ability to penetrate bulletproof vests worn by law enforcement officers. While some say the ban is important to protect law enforcement, others say it’s an infringement on the second amendment. Clemmons resident and gun owner Ron Johnson opposes the ban. “I think it’s more politics than saving lives,” Johnson said. “The round that they’re talking about banning is not […]

  • Woman killed in Alamance County house fire identified

    ALAMANCE COUNTY, N.C. — The woman who died in a house fire outside Burlington has been identified as 40-year-old Kristina Rutledge. Her dog also died. A neighbor told FOX8 Rutledge was the “sweetest lady you’d ever meet.” Officials say she lived at home with her boyfriend. He survived but could not save her. In a 911 call about the fire, the caller claims to have spoken with that boyfriend. “The man said he had to jump out his back window,” […]

  • Controversy over Alamance-Burlington School System superintendent’s salary

    BURLINGTON, N.C. –The superintendent of the Alamance-Burlington School System has a higher salary than any other superintendent in the state — $330,000 a year. And now, the Board of Education, who set that salary, is getting heat. Board Chair Pamela Thompson said that she believes Dr. Bill Harrison is worth every penny. “It is a lot of money,” Thompson said. “But he is an amazing superintendent. And you can’t really put a price on this quality of leadership.” But critics […]

  • Burlington discusses routes, fares for public bus system

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — After almost 10 years of discussions and research, last night the Burlington City Council made concrete moves to bring a public bus system to Burlington. The council members voted unanimously to fund the bus system, in part, by imposing a vehicle tax on each Burlington resident, which would require him or her to pay $5 for each car he or she owns. Burlington Transportation Manager Mike Nunn said that is an idea the city got because that […]

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    Burlington City Council unanimously approves tax to fund public transportation

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — For years Burlington has been the biggest city in North Carolina with no public transit system of its own. Now that’s a title the city no longer holds. Tuesday, the Burlington City Council voted unanimously on a funding mechanism for a public bus line. Each Burlington resident will be taxed $5 per year for each car he or she owns. The tax will be effective July 1.

  • Burlington City Council to vote on public transit system

    BURLINGTON, N.C. — It’s been in the making almost 10 years, and Tuesday evening, the Burlington City Council plans to vote on a proposed public transportation system for the city. Right now, Burlington is the largest city in North Carolina without its own public transit system. Many nonprofit leaders in Burlington have united around this issue, saying public buses would greatly benefit the communities they serve. April Durr, director of community impact of United Way of Alamance County, said the […]

  • Snow days cause stress for AP classes in Guilford County

    GUILFORD COUNTY, N.C. — Guilford County Schools administrators have had to cancel classes eight days this year because of snow. The makeup days are currently scheduled for June. But for students in Advanced Placement classes, that’s after AP exams. And that means students are eight days behind for the May tests. Taylor Smith, a senior at Western Guilford High School, said that’s caused stress for her and her classmates. “It’s rushing us and it’s rushing our classes,” Smith said. “It’s […]

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    2 adults, 2 juveniles in custody in High Point homicide of innocent bystander

    HIGH POINT, N.C. — Police now have four suspects in custody in connection with the murder of a man police called an “innocent bystander.” Dominiq Marquan Deloach, 18, of High Point, Dontrelle Lamont Jenkins, 18, of High Point, and two juveniles are in custody charged with homicide. Deloach and Jenkins are also charged with robbery with a firearm and first-degree burglary. Deloach is additionally charged with possession of a firearm by a felon. Police found Dennis Wayne Williams, 57, in […]

  • Greensboro unveils transportation plan for next 25 years

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — It may be hard to think out to 2040, but the City of Greensboro’s Department of Transportation has already had to. Today the Greensboro DOT held its first public meeting showcasing its long-range transportation plan. The plan details planned changes to roadways and sidewalks, and whether the money would come from local, state or federal funds. Craig McKinney, a transportation planner for the City of Greensboro, said it’s a plan that all Greensboro residents should look at. […]

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    Duke University senior among finalists chosen to start colony on Mars

    DURHAM, N.C. — A Duke University student is one step closer to getting a one-way trip to Mars. Laurel Kaye, a senior at Duke, is one of the 100 finalists in the running for the mission sponsored by Mars One. It may be a scary thought for some, but for Kaye, the chance to go to Mars is a lifelong dream. “My first word was moon,” Kaye said. “And after that it was bird. I have just always been fascinated […]

  • Many in Piedmont may be breaking city laws without knowing it

    GREENSBORO, N.C. — If the sidewalk outside your home is covered with snow or ice, you may be breaking a city ordinance and be at risk of a fine. In Lexington, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point and Burlington, it is up to property owners to clear the sidewalk touching their property line of any snow or ice. In the five cities, the penalty for non-compliance does include a fine in some cases. But city officials from all those cities said it […]


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