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

  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

  How Ohioans can keep their families safe from house fires during the holidays

  City must recognize PTSD for Cleveland EMS crews, judge rules

City of Cleveland loses fight to withhold PTSD treatment from EMS workers

  Victims sue hotel chains, saying they ignored the signs of human trafficking

  Child exploitation arrests rise in Cleveland as federal agents crack down on predators

  Fentanyl strips help users avoid drugs laced with lethal opioid; program funded by Cuyahoga County

  Ohio sex assault survivors will soon be able to anonymously track their rape kits in continuing fight for justice

  Millions of elderly Americans targeted every year for fraud

  NEO landfills and quarries vulnerable to flooding from climate change, new report finds

  Aisha’s Law still hasn’t passed 1 year after Shaker Heights teacher killed by ex-husband Lance Mason

  Tracing serial killer Samuel Little’s Northeast Ohio roots: ‘They didn’t know who the hell was doing it’

  Oberlin Police still unclear on exact substance that led to HAZMAT situation at Walmart

  The making of a serial killer: Tracing Samuel Little’s Northeast Ohio roots

  Video shows incident outside police station involving Cuyahoga County employee

30 years later, community searches for answers in Amy Mihaljevic murder case

  Northeast Ohio author, community search for answers in unsolved Amy Mihaljevic murder case 30 years later

  $1.3 million is headed to 30 law enforcement agencies across Ohio to fight the opioid epidemic

  First responders prepare for encountering fentanyl daily

  New Cleveland billboards give caution that fentanyl mixed with cocaine can be deadly

  Cuyahoga County employee arrested in work truck, still on job following domestic violence charges