Los Angeles

Sara Catania

  • Vice President, Digital News
  • NBC4 Southern California

Sara is vice president of digital news for NBC4 Southern California, where her terrific team has won numerous awards for digital-broadcast collaborations on stories, videos, data visualizations and social media. In the spring of 2015, she emceed the first JSK Stanford Festival of News Innovation and served on the faculty at the first ONA-Poynter Leadership Academy for Women in Digital Media. Prior to NBC, she was a regional editor at AOL's Patch.com, where she spearheaded the Southern California operation. Sara has worked for Mother Jones, the LA Daily News, LA Weekly and the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. She taught news reporting and writing for five years at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Johns College, a master’s in journalism from UC Berkeley and is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship from Stanford University. Her teenage son is teaching her to code.