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

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

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

  Cleveland woman hula hoops to bring attention to quadruple homicide victims

  Akron mother murdered in 1991 was victim of serial killer Samuel Little

  Deadly crashes in construction zones rising in Ohio

  Child advocates say encrypted messages on Facebook could hinder child sex abuse investigations

  FBI calls Lorain’s Samuel Little America’s deadliest serial killer; search continues for more victims

  Inside convicted killer George Brinkman’s confession to killing Stark County couple

  Court documents give a glimpse into convicted killer George Brinkman’s defense as trial begins

  Cancer causing chemical could be lurking in your home: new app detects it

  Smartphone app detects formaldehyde inside your home in just 72 hours

  Cuyahoga Co. Sheriff’s Office focuses on road patrols for border security

  Ohio lawmaker wants to raise the age for expunging juvenile records after Dayton shooting

  Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson responds to ethics questions regarding homicide investigation involving grandson (video)

  Ohio lawmaker pushes to add more protections for sex assault survivors in court

  Cleveland family seeks answers one year after mother of three was murdered

  LISTEN: Police calls detail moments after mayor’s grandson allegedly attacked woman

  City department manager fired after botched investigation into employees sleeping on the job

  Sources say Cleveland mayor told officers not to use body cams while investigating grandson

  Former funeral home owner pleads not guilty to stealing thousands from more than a dozen victims

  Former Ohio Boy Scout leader pleads guilty to child sexual exploitation charges

  US Customs facility going up at Port of Cleveland to meet rising cruise ship demand

  Aisha’s Law draws support and skepticism as legislators work to shield at-risk domestic violence victims

  Could Florida’s new student threat database work in Ohio?

  Do you have unclaimed treasures in Ohio’s ‘lost and found?’

  How ‘Geauga’s Child’, a 26-year-old cold case, was solved by detectives (timeline)

  Calls to human trafficking hotlines from survivors soar

  Citations issued to driver who caused I-77 mess that left 100 drivers with flat tires

  New leader overseeing police reform in Cleveland says change won’t slow them down

  Investigators look for more victims of Boy Scout leader facing child porn charges