FOX8 WGHP’s Sarah Winkelmann is a news reporter based in North Carolina’s Piedmont Triad.
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Sarah joined the FOX8 News team as a reporter in April of 2023. Sarah is new to North Carolina and excited to learn more about the people and stories that impact the Piedmont Triad.
Before joining FOX8, Sarah spent time as a reporter in Minnesota, Wisconsin and, most recently, Savannah, Georgia. She was awarded a Wisconsin Broadcaster’s Association Award for Best Live On-Scene Reporting and won an Emmy for Best Morning Show while working as a morning reporter in Wisconsin. While reporting in Savannah, Sarah covered cases including Ahmaud Arbery and Alex Murdaugh.
Throughout her career, she has covered weather events including everything from the Polar Vortex to blizzards and hurricanes. Now, she is happily in the middle of the extreme heat and bitter cold.
Sarah was born and raised in Wisconsin and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
When she isn’t working on the next story, Sarah enjoys spending time outside going hiking and camping with her dog, Cooper. If you have a story idea, great places to go camping or food recommendations in the Piedmont Triad feel free to reach out on social media.