Sara Welch spent 11 years reporting and anchoring for News 8, from June 2000 through August 2011.
Sara joined New 8 as a reporter in June of 2000, and in 2002 she was promoted to anchor the station's weekend evening news at 6 and 11. Sara also anchored weekend editions of News 8 on MTV9, News 8's sister station. During the week, she was a general assignment reporter covering stories throughout the state.
In 2006, Sara earned an Emmy nomination for her story profiling a woman who survived an attack by serial killer Michael Ross. She was also honored by the Associated Press for a story about a state trooper whose inappropriate comments during a 9-1-1 call sparked a national outrage.
Sara began her career in broadcasting as an intern at WCAX-TV in Burlington, Vermont. She has worked her way up the ranks beginning with her first full-time job at WBKB-TV in Alpena, Michigan, which by the way is the the second smallest television market in the country. She also spent time at stations in Marquette, Michigan, Carbonale, Illinois, Green Bay, Wisconsin and Albany, New York where she received an Associated Press award for her coverage of severe weather.
Sara is a native New Englander. She grew up in Vermont, but also has plenty of relatives here in Connecticut. When she's not working, she enjoys hiking, snowmobiling, music and spending time with her family, including her two full size Collies.