Sara Donchey is a reporter and anchor for KRIS-TV, the NBC affiliate in Corpus Christi, Texas.
Sara is a part of KRIS 6 News’ number one rated morning show KRIS 6 News Sunrise; she produces and reports a breaking news segment during Sunrise from 5 to 7 am weekdays. She also writes and reports for KRIS 6 News for the 5, 6 and 10 pm shows. Sara also fills in at the anchor desk for the morning, noon, and weekend evening newscasts. Sara writes, shoots and edits all of her own material.
She’s reported on a variety of stories during her time at KRIS, including the unprecedented CITGO sentencing in federal court, the emergence of technology to manipulate GPS signals (spoofing), and has investigated illegal sewage and chemical dumping operations into the Nueces River–the primary source of drinking water for the Coastal Bend.
Prior to working in South Texas, Sara worked at KPIX, the CBS owned-and-operated station in San Francisco, California as a production assistant and writer. It was there that Sara learned all she could about broadcast news–she never planned or intended to work in TV news!
Sara graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in Online and Print Journalism. She also spent much of her undergraduate career studying biology, with a particular interest in epidemiology.
During her time at SF State, Sara worked as both a reporter and the online managing editor for the student-produced news publication, Golden Gate Xpress. Her passion for breaking news and online journalism drove her–along with an elite senior editorial team–to create and implement a new WordPress-based workflow for spot news coverage. She also strove to integrate social media into Xpress’s day-to-day operations as a means of disseminating news and connecting to the campus community.
Sara also produced the editorial artwork for Xpress during her time as online managing editor, and received a third-place Regional Mark of Excellence Award in cartooning from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Under her leadership, the Xpress website was also honored by the College Media Association for general website excellence, and won an online Pacemaker Award from the Associated College Press.
Sara is an active member of the Bay Area Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.