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

  Unidentified: 'He’s somebody’s kid or grandkid or cousin or boyfriend’

  Unidentified: Skull and bones found in building foundation

  Unidentified: Body found by a boater in Lake Erie is still unidentified six years later

  $3 billion in unclaimed funds belongs to thousands of Ohioans, are you one of them?

  U.S. Border Patrol apprehensions in region down nearly 60% during pandemic

  Unidentified: Will lottery tickets found with this man’s body help solve the case?

  Ohio could be leader of drone, autonomous aircraft technology

  Less drivers on the road months into pandemic, but deadly crashes are up

  Unidentified: 40 years later, man’s identity still unknown after he fell off cliff and died

  Cleveland homicides up, surpass 2019 numbers already in early October

  First responders urgently push for PTSD coverage at Ohio state capitol

  Unidentified: Who was this man found dead in a chimney two decades ago?

  Ohio farmers optimistic new bailout will help them through pandemic

  More than half of post-9/11 veterans surveyed say mental health worse during pandemic

  Unidentified: Do you know who this man found dead in Lake Erie in 1997 was?

  Unidentified: Who was this man found dead inside of a barrel in 1969?

  More victims of alleged Ponzi scheme come forward to say they were betrayed by family friend

  Unidentified: More than 50 people’s identities still a mystery in Cuyahoga County, decades later

  Unidentified: Do you know who this murder victim is, 33 years later?

  ‘Governor, unlock the doors now!’ Families of nursing home residents to bring urgent plea to state capitol Saturday

  How to protect yourself from financial fraud after dozens of victims lose money in alleged Ponzi scheme

  Westlake financial adviser and associates accused of running Ponzi scheme, stealing millions

  Pandemic changes how some sheriff departments track down missing sex offenders

  19 Investigates: Nearly 300 registered sex offenders in Ohio missing or wanted by police

  New drop-in center for human trafficking survivors to open on Cleveland’s East Side

  Operation Safety Net aims to rescue 200 missing Northeast Ohio children

  Ohio lawmakers convicted of corruption would have to pay up under new state bill

  Meth, spiked drugs and overdoses stir concern among Ohio authorities confronted with new battles brought on by pandemic

  Be on the lookout for these charity scams during the pandemic, Ohio AG warns

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