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Sarah French

Sarah French, a two-time Emmy Award-winning journalist, joined the WCNC Charlotte Team as their main evening anchor, alongside Fred Shropshire in March 2017.
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sarah French is an Emmy Award-winning journalist. She anchors the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts with her co-anchor, Fred Shropshire.

Sarah joined WCNC from WHDH in Boston, Massachusetts. She was the morning anchor there and joined the team in 2011. She was also the host of What's Cooking, How to Help, and Backstage in Boston. Prior to WHDH, Sarah was the morning anchor at WTIC in Hartford, Connecticut. Sarah began her career as a reporter for KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. 

Sarah brings rich experience covering major world events. She was on the ground covering the Boston Marathon bombing, the destructive aftermath of the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. She holds two prestigious Emmy Awards. She also received the "Speak for Thyself Award" honoring community advocates and non-profit leaders, as well as Boston’s Most Exceptional Women Honoree.

Sarah is an inspirational champion for several notable causes, including the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Susan G. Komen Foundation. She is also an advocate for domestic violence victims. After the tragic death of her friend and colleague, Alice Morrin, Sarah worked tirelessly with Connecticut legislators to pass a 911 texting bill after Alice's death.

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Sarah is a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism. She's also currently in grad school, working to get her Master's in Journalism. After covering the Boston Marathon Bombing, Sarah decided her thesis will focus on how to prepare journalists covering traumatic events.

Sarah is a member of the Cherokee Nation. She grew up in Arkansas and lives in Charlotte with her husband and two kids. They also have two dogs, Buddy and Teddy! Sarah is a huge fan of the theater and enjoys spending her free time with family.

Contact Sarah at Sarah@wcnc.com and follow her on Facebook and Twitter and Instagram.

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