Sara Girard is an investigative reporter/MMJ for WINK News in Fort Myers, FL. She is a proud Gator, and she received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Florida. Sara is also a member of the National Press Photographers Association and an alumna of the 2018 NPPA News Video Workshop and 2018 IRE Conference.
She's covered severe weather, crime, protests, local to national elections, and many other instances of live, breaking news. Sara loves to write and has a passion for digitally-focused investigative and enterprise storytelling. She's had the privilege of sharing stories about felons struggling to survive after prison, the impact of violence performed on live video and a fearless roller derby mother.
While attending graduate school, Sara also worked as a multimedia journalist for WCJB TV20 News in Gainesville. During her undergraduate career, Sara was a multimedia journalist, anchor, and producer for the WUFT News' student-led newscasts on TV, radio, and web platforms. She studied Telecommunication News, combining broadcast journalism with production and digital media, along with a concentration in French and Francophone Studies.
When she's not focused on telling authentic, people-driven stories, Sara enjoys going to the theater, traveling to far away places, and strapping on her rollerblades for exercise. Passionate and determined, she hopes her efforts in journalism can hold the powerful accountable and help those in need.