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

  American Academy of Pediatrics, Ohio chapter on why they’re pushing for in-person learning this fall

  Ohio nursing home advocate appointed to national coronavirus commission

  Opioid epidemic continues in midst of pandemic, fentanyl overdoses climb in Ohio

  Families of Ohio nursing home residents plead to visit as Covid-19 cases rise by more than 500 in a week

  Hundreds of complaints called in on businesses during pandemic, but no fines issued in Ohio

  Nearly 2,000 Ohio nursing home residents have died from Covid-19

  Advocate starts petition to lift nursing home visitor ban in Ohio

  Ohio lawmakers unveil plan for major police reforms

  Predators target children online at alarming rates during pandemic

  Ohio National Guard ramps up testing at nursing homes as death toll continues to swell

  What lessons can be learned after Ohio nursing homes battered by coronavirus pandemic?

  New federal data: Nationwide nursing home deaths from COVID-19 hit almost 32,000

  19 Investigates: A few protesters out of 100 may have used fake, out-of-state addresses

  Cleveland leaders still say out-of-state protesters caused violence despite opposing evidence

  Arrested protesters in Cleveland mostly local, not from outside of Ohio

  Nearly 1,400 pandemic-related complaints called in on Cuyahoga County businesses

  Reverend still looking for answers after arrest in daughter’s 2018 Slavic Village murder

  Nursing home advocates speak out against state bills that would allow legal immunity during pandemic

  State troopers ramp up patrols over holiday weekend as drivers head back out on roads

  Death toll from COVID-19 in Ohio nursing homes reaches more than 1,200

  Nearly 700 Ohio nursing home residents died in past four weeks from COVID-19

  Ohio state bill would shield businesses, health care providers from COVID-19-related lawsuits

Former Conneaut councilman charged with numerous sex crimes enters guilty plea in court

  More than 2,800 layoffs in northeast Ohio in last two weeks, many furloughs extended

  Nearly 1,100 business complaints over not complying with coronavirus orders called into Cuyahoga County

  19 Investigates: COVID-19 testing availability in nursing homes not always equal

  Inspection reports show COVID-19 cases affect one star and five star nursing homes

  Dataminr analysis predicts 3 Ohio counties will be next coronavirus hotspots

  Perspective on the numbers after 276 nursing home residents die from COVID-19 in two weeks

  276 Ohio nursing home residents have died in 14 days, according to the state