Sara Girard is a multimedia journalist for WCJB TV20 News in Gainesville, FL and a graduate student at the University of Florida. She will earn her Professional Master's Degree in Mass Communication in August 2018. Sara is also a member of the National Press Photographers Association and an alumna of the NPPA News Video Workshop Y58.
During her undergraduate career, Sara was a multimedia journalist, anchor, and producer for WUFT News 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.
She's covered severe weather, crime, protests, local to national elections, and many other instances of live, breaking news. Sara understands the importance of social media to her station and to her audience, and she incorporates it into her daily workflow.
Sara loves to write and has a passion for investigative and enterprise storytelling. She's had the privilege of sharing the stories of felons struggling to survive after prison, a fearless roller derby mother and a community concerned for its pets.
When she's not focused on telling authentic, people-driven stories, Sara enjoys watching plays, traveling to far away places, and strapping on her rollerblades for exercise. She takes pride in her ability to defy odds and welcomes the worthwhile challenges that come with working in local news. Passionate and determined, she hopes her efforts in journalism can help those in need.