IN THE NEWSROOM
WTVF | Nashville, TN
Reporter | September 2016 - Present
Worked with a photographer to cover breaking news, politics, features, and general assignment stories.
KCRG-TV9 | Cedar Rapids, IA
Lead Investigative Reporter | April 2016 - September 2016
Led the station's effort to begin an investigative unit. Filed FOIA requests, analyzed data, identified trends, focused on turning non-visual stories into an engaging product.
Reporter & Fill-in Anchor | March 2015 - April 2016
Covered healthcare and politics extensively; particularly the Iowa Caucuses and the state’s move to privatized Medicaid. Worked with a photographer to complete daily reporting duties.
Reporting Intern | January 2014 - March 2015
Shot, wrote, edited and voiced packages for on air use.
KWWL-TV | Iowa City, Iowa
Reporting Intern | August 2013 - January 2014
Responsible for weekend social media presence. Covered Hawkeye football games. Shot, wrote, and edited VO/SOTS for newscasts.
NBC News | Washington
Investigative Intern | August 2012 - January 2013
Assisted national investigative correspondent with research for network stories. Assisted with election 2012 special project, “Making Your Vote Count.”
KIMT-TV | Mason City, Iowa
Reporting Intern | August 2011 - January 2012
Assisted with caucus coverage including interviews with republican presidential candidates.
@SarahMReports | www.facebook.com/SarahMcCarthyKCRG
Girls on the Run
Coached two seasons of Girls on the Run at a low income Cedar Rapids middle school. The national program is focused on confidence, health, and positivity. Ran two end-of-season 5K races.
Fill the Plate
Volunteered to emcee a live broadcast to raise funds for the Heritage Agency on Aging.
West Side Story
Mentored Iowa City West High School journalism students, improved multimedia and writing skills. Helped students generate ideas and execute storytelling for student newspaper and website.
The University of Iowa | May 2015
BA - Journalism | Minor - International Relations
Joel Girdner - KCRG-TV9 | (319) 894-2058
Melissa Dawkins - KCRG-TV9 | (512) 789-1214
Forrest Saunders - KCRG-TV9 | (319) 551-1091
Upper Midwest Emmys
2016 Nomination - General Assignment | "Show Us That You Care"
2016 Nomination - Light Feature | "Don Juan, Karaoke Wonder"
Midwest Broadcast Journalists Association
2016 - Hard Feature | "Hiawatha Firefighters"
2016 - Soft Feature | "Manchester Mural"