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Sarah Panko, Lake, Marion and Sumter County Reporter
Sarah joined the News 13 team in September 2015 as a Multimedia Journalist covering Lake, Marion and Sumter counties.
Sarah was born in Chicago but lived in Coral Springs, Florida for a decade. She is thrilled to be back in the state she considers home.
Prior to joining News 13, Sarah worked at WRBL in Columbus, Georgia for more than five years. During her time there, Sarah worked her way up from Digital Journalist to 5 p.m. Anchor/Producer and occasional weather anchor. Sarah covered everything from Fort Benning soldiers to the murder of two former Auburn football players.
Sarah graduated from Marquette University with a double major in Broadcast Communications and Advertising, with a minor in Marketing.
Her past experience includes working as an Assignment Desk Editor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee. While there, Sarah was chosen to attend the Republican National Convention, where she contributed stories for the Emmy award-winning program "Student Commitment." She was also selected to submit a political story that was featured on USAToday.com.
In her free time, Sarah enjoys running and spending time with her dog, Molly. She is also an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
Sarah is excited to explore her new community and would love to hear from you!
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