Sara Schaefer, WTHI, Favorite Story

Sara Schaefer joined the WTHI team June 2014 as a multi-platform journalist/producer. She reports general assignments Monday through Friday.

This is her first full time position but she worked part time at WTHI’s sister station in Indianapolis WISH-TV. There she was part of the promotions team and worked events for the station.

One of her favorite stories she has done at WTHI is about a mother sharing her heartbreaking story about her son dying from synthetic drug abuse. This was a touching story for Sara because this mother turned her situation into a lesson for the community, hoping to save them from the dangers of synthetic drugs by creating an organization called Sam’s Watch. It monitors the process of synthetic drugs becoming more common as well as what is being done to prevent abuse.

Sara is from Fort Wayne, Indiana. She graduated from Ball State University with a double major in journalism and telecommunications. In her free time she enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her friends and family (including the four-legged members.) She is a big lover of animals, music, reading and writing, nature and sports.