Sarah Bohannon

Class of 2022

Sarah is an award-winning reporter, producer and editor. She was previously the News Director of North State Public Radio where her team won a National Edward R. Murrow Award for Continuing Coverage of the 2018 Camp Fire. For years, Sarah was the voice of Morning Edition at NSPR. Her experience includes producing podcasts and programs for broadcast, extensive breaking news reporting (including covering the Carr, Camp and Mendocino Complex wildfires; the 2017 Oroville Dam Spillway incident; the 2017 Rancho Tehama Reserve shootings; and most recently, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic), as well as working collaboratively with public radio stations throughout California and developing NSPR’s audio internship program.

EDUCATION

  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism – M.J. – 2022

  • CSU, Chico – B.A. in Journalism, Minor in Nutrition – 2013

EMPLOYERS

  • Freelance Reporter/Producer – (Current)

  • Cultivating Place – Executive Producer (Current)

  • North State Public Radio – News Director

  • Center for Healthy Communities – Media & Public Relations

AWARDS & HONORS

  • National Edward R. Murrow Award – 2019 – Continuing Coverage – “After Paradise”

  • Public Media Journalists Association – 2020 – First Place, Best Collaborative Effort – “One Year, One Hundred Miles Apart”

  • Public Media Journalists Association – 2019 – First Place, Continuing Coverage – “After Paradise”

  • Public Media Journalists Association – 2019 – First Place, Best Collaborative Effort – “Letter to Paradise from Santa Rosa”