Sara Girard

Professional Experience

September 2018 to present: Investigative Reporter at WINK News.

Previously worked as a multimedia journalist at WCJB TV20 News, WUFT-TV and WUFT-FM in Gainesville, FL; and an investigative intern at WPLG Local 10 News in Miami, FL.
Member of National Press Photographers Association

Awards & Recognition

Florida Associated Press Broadcasters College Contest 2018 Winner (x2)

Broadcast Education Association Founders Scholar 2017

Society of Professional Journalists Florida College Scholar 2017

News Philosophy

“The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” — Ida B. Wells

Memorable Assignments

Sara was on-scene covering hurricanes Irma and Matthew, the 2018 March for Our Lives, and the 2016 Presidential and U.S. Senate elections. She’s also created documentary-style series telling the stories of felons struggling to survive after prison and the impact of violence performed on live video.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement

Sara is a big fan of live theater and performing arts, travelling to far away places, volunteering, rollerblading, Gator football, eating too much Mexican food, spoiling her nieces and nephews, and cuddling up next to her dog Mickey.

Education

Master’s in Mass Communication and Bachelor’s in Telecommunication News from the University of Florida.

Go Gators!

Hometown

Born in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Raised in Davie, FL.

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