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
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.
Schools and businesses impacted by public safety power shutoffs in Central California
Some former evacuees just recently had power restored to their homes only to lose it again because of concerns that high winds and low humidity put the area at risk of another fire.
Local, state and federal authorities working together to fight Fresno's surge in violent crime
Valley Crime Stoppers rewards for information leading to the arrest of gang-related murder suspects have been increased from $3,000 to $5,000.
Fresno police see shift in where shootings are happening
The Fresno Police Department has responded to 564 shootings so far in 2020, more than twice the total of 275 at this same time last year.