Sara Wagner is a reporter and former producer at NewsChannel 15. She joined the newsroom in the fall of 2013.
Prior to producing and reporting, Sara was an elementary school teacher. After graduating from Purdue in 2011, Sara joined the Teach for America program. This allowed her to spend two years in New Orleans teaching in an inner city school. There, she gained experience teaching first and second grade, as well as special education classes.
“My time in the Big Easy is something that I will always treasure, and I consider New Orleans my second home. My students taught me so much about life, and showed me that everyone truly has an incredible story to share with the rest of the world.”
Sara is an Indianapolis native. She graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Mass Communication and minors in Political Science and Peace Studies. During her time at Purdue, she had the opportunity to work on the university’s student-run news programs, Fast Track and Boiler Bytes. Both shows allowed Sara to edit, write, shoot, report, produce, and anchor. Sara spent a summer at WTHR in Indianapolis. There, she assisted reporters on all three shifts and got to cover a wide variety of stories. All of these programs allowed Sara to gain invaluable experience both in front of and behind the camera.
After a couple years away from the media world, Sara is delighted to get back to her first love of journalism.
“It has been my passion for as long as I can remember. I’m so intrigued by journalism’s potential to reach and help countless people. I’m excited to bring you stories that matter, inspire, and hopefully make the world a better place.”
When Sara is not bringing you coverage you can count on, she enjoys cooking, traveling, volunteering at Erin’s House for Grieving Children and Habitat for Humanity, watching an embarrassing amount of documentaries and reality television, and exploring all the fabulous places and things Fort Wayne has to offer.
Sara is very excited to hear from you and welcomes any and all story ideas you’d like to send her way! You can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. She also loves friends and followers, so feel free to add her on Facebook and Twitter.