Sarah Jones is from Chicago and joined WTHR as a reporter in September 2019. She comes to Indianapolis with over a decade of newsroom experience in the U.S. and internationally.
Sarah is an International Women's Media Foundation Fellow and a two time International Reporting Project Fellow. She has reported from South Mindanao in the Philippines, Mozambique, Turkey and South Sudan. Prior to transitioning from newsgathering and producing to on-air reporting, Sarah worked for the BBC World Service, CNN and Al Jazeera America.
Sarah received the Women Economic Forum's highest honor in 2018 when she was named one of their "Women of the Decade" in News and Social Engagement. She is also one of the top twenty North American Young Leaders chosen by one of Europe's most influential think-tanks, Friends of Europe. On more than one occasion she has been invited to advise senior level military planners and government officials in the US and allied countries on social technology. In 2014, she was voted Best Journalist in Social Media at the Sixth Annual Shorty Awards held at the Times Center in New York.
Sarah also founded the international moment of silence and online event "Remembering Fallen Journalists" in 2015 with co-partners like the Committee to Protect Journalists, and the UN Foundation's Plus Social Good. The event reached over 9 million people in it's first year and in person events were held around the world.
She has an avid passion for sports and the outdoors. She has gone hang-gliding, parasailing, wakeboarding, motocrossing, atving and has flown a Cessna and chopper.
Sarah Jones received her Bachelors from Lake Forest College and graduated from City University London's International Broadcast Journalism Masters program with Merit.