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Sara Shookman is an Emmy-award winning television journalist, glad to be working here at home in Northeast Ohio.

Sara is the Channel 3 News Today weekend anchor, and reports from around the region on weekdays. She joined the Channel 3 News team in 2012.

Sara's become one of Channel 3's go-to reporters, covering local, national and even international news. She was the only local reporter to cover the 2014 Winter Olympic Games live from Sochi, Russia. She also filed reports for NBC stations within WKYC-TV's parent company, Gannett.

Her reporting on Ariel Castro in the moments after the he was arrested helped WKYC win the 2013 Emmy Award for Best Newscast. In January 2014, Cleveland Magazine named Sara one of the city's most interesting people.

Sara grew up in Akron. She's a proud graduate of Manchester High School and lover of the Portage Lakes. She's glad to be back at WKYC, where she first worked as an intern during her college years at Ohio University. She graduated summa cum laude from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism. She also studied in international business in Turin, Italy.

Prior to her return to Northeast Ohio, Sara was reporting and filling in at the anchor desk at WVLT in Knoxville, Tennessee. The Tennessee Associated Press named Sara one of the state's best TV reporters. Sara got her start in television at WOUB in Athens, Ohio.

Telling stories is Sara's best skill. Shoot her an email and share yours.

You can find Sara on WKYC-TV Saturday and Sunday mornings at 9 a.m., on twitter @SaraShookman and always at here wkyc.com.

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