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

  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

  Behind the scenes: How 12 Cuyahoga County investigators solve suspicious deaths around Cleveland

  Cleveland hotels fight human trafficking during All-Star Game

  Safety steps you need to take before getting into an Uber or Lyft during MLB All-Star Week

  Meth cases triple in Lorain County, but heroin and fentanyl still on top

  19 Investigates: Meth cases flood into Northeast Ohio, purer and more dangerous than before

  Meth cases soar in many Northeast Ohio counties, supplied by Mexican drug cartels

  Teen driving “ROADeo” aims to cut down on preventable car crashes

  Cleveland man and woman plead not guilty to trafficking 13-year-old girl; judge sets bond at $250,000

  ‘Sexually violent predators’ stand trial for trafficking 13-year-old girl in Cleveland, prosecutors say

  Euclid and Cuyahoga County making changes after murder suspect mistakenly released from jail

  Video shows Cuyahoga County Jail officers pummeling inmate, sending shock waves throughout community

  UPDATE: Northeast Ohio developer arrested after being accused of taking money for home construction and not delivering

  Ohio senator vies for statewide fireworks legalization, opponents argue the bill opens door to more injuries

  'Storm chaser’ con artists prey on homeowners after severe weather hits; here’s how you can spot their scams

  ’SWAT team of technology’ modernizing federal government and recruiting Ohio workers

  Families to attend town hall demanding repairs at Resthaven cemetery

Roundup weedkiller woes: What kinds of pesticides are our schools spraying?

  Roundup weedkiller debate: local schools, city go pesticide-free over safety concerns

Parents want pesticides banned at schools after Roundup weed killer debate

  32 million Americans living with food allergies prompts Ohio lawmakers to protect students who face deadly risks

  Ohio paramedics warn about return of ‘zombie’ drug now being mixed with fentanyl

  Shootings, car crashes, drownings and accidents: 106 officers died across US in 2018

  One in four Americans suffers from arthritis, walkers in Cleveland hope to find a cure