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
Clovis woman donates gift bags to moms at Valley hospitals in memory of her daughter
A Clovis woman is taking action to ensure moms spending Mother's Day caring for sick children at local hospitals still feel celebrated and appreciated.
Young open heart surgery survivor from Clovis shines on stage with country singer Lainey Wilson
A Clovis girl's dream came true when she met country music star Lainey Wilson during her concert at Visalia's Fox Theatre on January 14.
Clovis mom aiming to help other moms with sick children
A Central Valley mother is taking action to brighten the day of hundreds of moms whose children are in the hospital.
China Peak hiring 150 new employees as it prepares to reopen
China Peak is holding a two-day job fair at Sequoia Brewing Company in northeast Fresno and is looking forward to welcoming guests back to the mountain.
Wind, rain, and snow to impact Creek Fire zone, preparations underway
Crews are working to prevent more damage from the cold front closing in on Central California and future storms this season.
Concerns grow after fire destroys Merced County business
Bright orange flames shot into the night sky as crews battled a dangerous blaze at GCR Tires and Service on Brantley near Childs in Merced County on election night.
New technology helps Merced Union High School District return to in-person learning
The technology allows teachers to deliver lessons to students online and those in the classroom, at the same time.
Take a look inside some of Fresno's Halloween festivities
Whether you're craving sweet adventures or scary, you'll have plenty of opportunities to enjoy a socially-distanced Halloween in Fresno.
Defend Armenia protesters call Fresno stabbing attack a hate crime
Fresno Police say 41-year-old Jaime Fonseca became enraged while stuck in traffic as demonstrators from the Defend Armenia rally blocked the northbound lanes of Blackstone.
Students return to Sierra Unified schools after Creek Fire, COVID closures, and power shutoffs
All three campuses were supposed to re-open Monday, but a PG&E public safety power shut off in the area kept them closed for two additional days.