Biography for 2015 WLA
As vice president of digital news for NBC4 Southern California, Sara is a leader in integrating the station’s broadcast and digital editorial strategies. She is growing the station’s digital platforms to create and deliver the best-possible audience experience, including data visualization, video, photos and written stories. Prior to that she was a regional editor at AOL’s Patch.com, where she spearheaded the Southern California operation. Sara has worked for Mother Jones, the LA Daily News, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. She taught for five years at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Johns College, a master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley and is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship from Stanford University. In her spare time she is completing a memoir.