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

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

  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)