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

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  How to use your credit cards wisely during financial strain from coronavirus crisis

  Ohioan living in Spain worries about the U.S. response to coronavirus outbreaks

  Warning for parents: More kids online means risks for child predators are up

Woman creates 'Caremongering Berea’ group on social media to help people in need during coronavirus pandemic

  Northeast Ohio construction worker says no precautions being taken against coronavirus

  First responders on the front lines of coronavirus, but how are they protecting themselves?

  19 Investigates: do schools know who’s driving your kids to school?

  Evidence photos reveal exclusive new details in murder investigation linked to Cleveland mayor’s grandson

  Tallmadge school bus aide facing sex charges had criminal past, why did he get the job?

  Uncovering lies to solve a cold case: Experts reveal challenges at CrowdSolve

  Novice detectives and experts come together to tackle Newburgh Heights cold case at CrowdSolve: Chicago

  Lawmakers hope flashing lights cut down on Amish buggy and car accidents

  400 Years: Bridging the achievement gap in education

  Education and struggle for equity highlighted nationally with focus on Shaker Heights Schools

  Protect your family from TV tip-overs before the Big Game this Sunday

  Debris pile at recycling center called ‘hazardous’ by Ohio Attorney General

  Poll: President Trump faces uphill climb in 2020 in four key states including Ohio

  Ohio bill would reimburse tuition for public defenders to fight shortage

  Charges could be coming after 111 cats found in Cleveland home

  Former Ohio Boy Scout sentenced to 30 years in prison for child sexual exploitation charges

  First responders from across the US show up in support of Cleveland EMS workers demanding care for PTSD

  Cleveland mother vanishes in 1997, never to be seen again. Now, Cleveland Police are turning up new leads in the case

  Daughters fight for answers 23 years after mother’s disappearance; Cleveland detectives revisit case

  Baldwin Wallace launches polling of key Great Lakes states for 2020 election

  ‘The CSI Effect’: Women flock to forensics after TV shows depict women in lead scientific roles

Behind the scenes with a Northeast Ohio crime scene analyst: Is it really like CSI?

  Cleveland homicides once again top 100 as city battles gun violence

  4 of the top 5 repeat drunken drivers in the state are from Northeast Ohio