Sara Goldenberg

Sara Goldenberg

Investigative Reporter

Cleveland, Ohio

An Ohio University graduate, Sara Goldenberg is excited to be back in Ohio. She joined the Cleveland19 News team in April 2015.

Sara grew up outside of Philadelphia and spent several years living out West.

Before Cleveland19, Sara was a reporter at KNXV in Phoenix, Arizona. A few months after arriving, she covered the heartbreaking story of the Yarnell 19-- a massive wildfire that killed 19 firefighters near Prescott. She will never forget telling their stories.

Sara's dedication to watchdog journalism also led to aggressive coverage of mismanagement and delayed care at the Phoenix VA. Her stories led eight U.S. Congress members to call for a new investigation into the hospital in early 2015. Several whistle blowers came forward to Sara to share their stories, alleging mishandling of suicides at the VA. The President visited the hospital just weeks later, announcing a new plan for reform.

While reporting in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Sara covered the devastating tornado that ripped through Joplin, Missouri. She was one of the first reporters on the scene just hours after it hit, and will always remember the incredible stories of resilience and recovery she reported on in the aftermath. Sara also won a Heartland Emmy award for her contribution to a news special on fighting teen bullying while working at KJRH.

Sara got her start at KJCT in Grand Junction, Colorado. She graduated from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism where she majored in Broadcast News and studied abroad in southern France for a semester.

Sara lives in Northeast Ohio with her husband Jim and son Grayson.

She can't wait to bike and run on the Metro Parks trails and enjoy football games in the fall.


Recent Articles by Sara

  Video shows Cuyahoga County Jail officers pummeling inmate, sending shock waves throughout community

  UPDATE: Northeast Ohio developer arrested after being accused of taking money for home construction and not delivering

  Ohio senator vies for statewide fireworks legalization, opponents argue the bill opens door to more injuries

  'Storm chaser’ con artists prey on homeowners after severe weather hits; here’s how you can spot their scams

  ’SWAT team of technology’ modernizing federal government and recruiting Ohio workers

  Families to attend town hall demanding repairs at Resthaven cemetery

Roundup weedkiller woes: What kinds of pesticides are our schools spraying?

  Roundup weedkiller debate: local schools, city go pesticide-free over safety concerns

Parents want pesticides banned at schools after Roundup weed killer debate

  32 million Americans living with food allergies prompts Ohio lawmakers to protect students who face deadly risks

  Ohio paramedics warn about return of ‘zombie’ drug now being mixed with fentanyl

  Shootings, car crashes, drownings and accidents: 106 officers died across US in 2018

  One in four Americans suffers from arthritis, walkers in Cleveland hope to find a cure

  Former Richland County Boy Scouts leader embroiled in child porn scandal back in court soon

  Reagan Tokes Act gets a second chance at Ohio state capitol building

  A cold blooded killer: Inside George Brinkman’s confession to killing a mother and her two daughters

  Inside the case and confession of George Brinkman, convicted of murdering a mother and her two daughters

  Trump citizenship question could cost Ohio congressional seats, federal funding after 2020 US Census

  19 News Investigates: No law to protect families fighting for better upkeep of private cemeteries

  Veteran’s mom fights cemetery over gravesite disrepair

  Man representing himself in Cleveland double murder case asks judge to throw out all evidence, request denied

  Medina man accused of posing as missing boy locked behind bars without bond

  East Cleveland woman ‘on way to work’ during dangerous high-speed chase had suspended license, prior traffic violations (video)

  Cleveland city employee pulls in more than $12,000 in overtime in just over a month

  Cleveland city employees pull in $5.2 million in overtime in just over a month

  Cleveland EMS workers speak out after assaults, ask city for change in policy

  EMS workers demand changes from city after paramedics assaulted

  Is there a repeat drunk driver living near you? Here’s how to find out.

  Nearly 5,500 Ohioans have five or more drunk driving convictions in the last 20 years

  Cleveland EMS paramedics urge city to address job-related PTSD