Sarah Barwacz is a five time award winning reporter and a fill-in anchor for WZZM 13 News.
Sarah believes journalism is the key to a free society and enjoys giving a voice to residents through her story-telling.
WZZM has sent Sarah to cover national stories like Hurricane Sandy and the Arizona wildfires. Sarah uncovered sex trafficking in West Michigan and her investigative reports led to 11 new pieces of state legislation being introduced.
During her time at WZZM, Sarah Barwacz was recognized with a range of awards. She was awarded with three 'Best Reporter' awards, including a Michigan Emmy for 'Best Reporter.' She was also awarded 'Best Feature,' and an investigative reporter award.
Before moving to West Michigan she reported in Peoria, Illinois for several years. Through her investigative reporting she helped pass a state law.
Sarah also spent time in Iowa working an education beat and covering politics, where she enjoyed interviewing presidential hopefuls.
Sarah is a graduate of Northern Illinois University, and worked as a freelance reporter during college. She credits her amazing mentors for teaching her along the way.
As a Chicago native she is proud of her family's Polish heritage and their ability to survive the slave labor camps of WWII. She carries her family's hard work ethic to her job and the community.
Please email Sarah if you have any news tips, investigations, or a touching story. firstname.lastname@example.org.