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
Creek Fire: Fresno County residents who lost home re-enter area
Over the next two days, people living off Auberry Road between Pinecone Road and Highway 168 will be able to see their property if it's been destroyed by the Creek Fire.
Campers escorted back to Mammoth Pool after being rescued by military helicopters
The group met with deputies in North Fork before being escorted back into the area to pick up boats, RV's and trucks full of camping gear.
Creek Fire: Marines and sailors begin work on fire fight
The weapons Marines and sailors are carrying into the battle against the Creek Fire are among the many differences that make this mission unique.
Beloved Bullard staff member grateful for support after losing home in Creek Fire
Photos show what Brian Merzoian's dream home in Alder Springs looked like before the Creek Fire and the rubble that remains now.
Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims meets with President Trump during Sacramento visit
President Trump told reporters that California and other western states must do more to clear dead trees and other vegetation from forests to keep wildfires from exploding as they have in recent years.
Creek Fire: 214 people airlifted from Mammoth Pool reservoir in daring rescue
Helicopters landed on the lake's boat ramp to saved the trapped people as burning trees send embers into the sky.
Atwater pumpkin patch prepares to open during the pandemic
As we head toward the holiday season, more businesses are being forced to make adjustments because of the pandemic. That includes Hunter Farms in Atwater.
Merced County mother found dead, detectives searching for person of interest
Merced County sheriff's deputies are searching for a man believed to be connected to the suspicious death of 41-year-old Tammy Balloue
Union threatens boycott of Foster Farms following COVID-19 outbreak
Many workers, faith-based activists, and union leaders are calling for a boycott of the company if certain conditions are not met.
Several Madera families say they're facing eviction despite paying rent on time
The residents did not want to be identified but say they have lived here for years and always paid their rent on time, even though some have faced hardships during the pandemic.