Sara Sandrik
Sara Sandrik is the North Valley reporter for Action News, based out of ABC30's North Valley Bureau located at Merced College.

Sara is an Emmy award-winning journalist who has covered a variety of stories during her time at ABC30, including wildfires, earthquakes, major crime investigations, and high profile court cases. She also enjoys sharing compelling human interest stories and highlighting positive news happening across the Valley.

Sara began her career in television news working behind the scenes at the ABC affiliate in San Francisco. From there she moved on to become an award-winning anchor, reporter, and producer at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. During her time in the desert southwest, Sara covered President George W. Bush's visit to the U.S./Mexico border, interviewed Senator John McCain, and went skydiving twice for stories with the Army's Golden Knights.

Sara graduated with honors from Stanford University, where she also played for the 2001 National Champion volleyball team. Sara has always enjoyed competing in athletics and also won state championships in basketball and high jump in high school. She now enjoys cheering for her favorite teams, traveling, and keeping in touch with family and friends across the country. She grew up in Florida, Texas, Wyoming, and Alabama before moving to California. Sara and her husband are proud to call Merced their home.

Sara's Stories
Madera hit-and-run driver who severely injured 16-year-old girl gets probation
Paul Cano hit Jenny Aguilar with his car, then left the accident scene in the area of Monterey Street and Olive Avenue in Madera.
Madera woman whose dog mauled man to death takes plea deal
Heather Anglin pleaded guilty to owning a vicious dog that fatally attacked a person -- and a probation violation. She also agreed never to own a dog again.
UC Merced researchers working on innovative way to desalinate ag water
A team of researchers that includes three UC Merced professors and graduate students is working to develop an innovative way to remove salt and reuse agricultural drainage water.
Efforts being made to bring more attention to Merced art
The collection includes everything from Laura's Fountain, which was built in 1888, to the G Street underpass paintings that are less than a decade old.
New facility coming to South Merced to provide housing for homeless
The plan includes separate dorms for women, men and couples, plus a place for pets.
Former Marine pleads not guilty to murder of Madera County girl
Codi Slayton's arraignment lasted only a matter of minutes, but it was the first step in what could be a lengthy court process.
Gas leak in the North Valley causing evacuations and road closures
Traffic is shut down on Martin Luther King Jr. Way from 13th Street to Childs Avenue.
Domestic violence suspect throws Molotov cocktail at officer
Merced County officers say Alexander Vasquez threw a Molotov cocktail at one deputy and was ready to light a second one as they moved in to arrest him for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
Nail technicians, expert warn against dip powder nails
Dip powder nails is now under scrutiny because experts say it could put customers at risk of an infection.
Merced firefighters rescue dog with equipment donated by Girl Scouts
They carried him to safety and started working to revive him with the help of a pet oxygen kit recently donated by Girl Scout Troop 3003.