Sara Machi is happy to be back in the mountains as WDBJ7's weekend anchor and multi-media journalist.
Sara Machi is happy to be back in the mountains as WDBJ7's weekend anchor and multi-media journalist. A Dallas native, Sara’s previously worked abroad in London before returning to local news affiliates in Missouri, West Virginia, and most recently at KTBS in Shreveport, La.
Sara’s coverage of Shreveport drivers' cell phone use in school zones prompted state lawmakers to ban the device behind the wheel. In Louisiana, she uncovered details about internal drug theft from the Shreveport Police property room, potential abuse at a local jail and extensively covered the Caddo District Attorney's race, an event the Washington Post called the "biggest local election of 2015."
During her time in West Virginia, Sara reported on the Upper Big Branch mine explosion, the deadliest US coal mining accident in decades, as well as the death of Senator Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving US congressman.
If you see Sara walking her two dogs -- Jack and Fitz -- around downtown Roanoke, say “hi.”