Sara James is an Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist and author. Sara has covered significant news events in Australasia for NBC, CNN and PBS. She is a featured commentator on Australia’s ABC News Breakfast. Her ‘American in Oz’ segment provides detailed analysis of the US political landscape.
Prior to moving to Australia in 2008, James was based in New York City for NBC News.
Her reporting duties took her around the world, including Somalia, Sudan, Bosnia, Israel, China, Japan and the Khyber Pass. Sara has been honoured with a Headliner Award for her report on a victim of the September 11 attacks, a Gracie for her story about methamphetamine addiction in women, an Emmy for coverage of the massacre at Columbine High School in Colorado, a National Press Club Award for her story on Sudanese slavery, and the Overseas Press Club of America Citation of Excellence for her report on Australia’s Stolen Generation.
She is board director of the American Australian Association Limited and Australian-American Fulbright Commission, the Vice President of KCNQ2 Cure Alliance, and a co-founder of Genetic Epilepsy Team Australia. Sara is also the author of An American in Oz, co-author of The Best of Friends and editor of An Extraordinary School.