My name is Sara Schaefer and I joined the WTHI-TV News 10 team June 2014. A recent graduate of Ball State University, I am eager to get my professional career started…and I think this is the perfect place for me!
Before graduation I was a promotion intern at WTHI’s sister station WISH-TV followed by a part- time street team member there where I worked events representing the station. The summer of my internship I traveled to London for three weeks with Ball State’s student immersion program BSU at the Games. As a member of the features team, I spent these weeks gathering stories about the 2012 Summer Olympics all around London to potentially produce for media outlets. It was an experience that bettered my skills both professionally and personally.
I double majored in Telecommunications and Journalism and truly feel, through their student immersion programs such as the one I was a part of and all of their student media outlets, Ball State really prepares their students for the “real world.”
I am from Fort Wayne, Indiana so I am new to the area. My brother is an ISU graduate and loved living here. If you have any stories on your mind or just want to say hello – please feel free to email me! I look forward to meeting everyone.
In my free time I enjoy being outdoors, playing sports and spending time with my awesome family and friends. I love to write and I am on my 7th journal! Also, I can’t forget to mention my dog- Matty. I am a huge dog lover and Matty is my best bud. Our family dog, Baxter, is another part of us four as well.
I am so excited to get started here and find my way around town so I can bring to you everything you need to know!