Sarah Gustavus is an Albuquerque-based journalist who frequently covers immigration, health and politics. She is the Executive Producer of National Programs with Koahnic Broadcast Corporation and oversees Native America Calling, National Native News and Earthsongs.
Sarah’s public radio stories have aired nationally on All Things Considered, Latino USA, Weekend America, Making Contact, Tell Me More, the NPR newscast and various documentary specials. She has also written about New Mexico politics for NMPolitics.net and Indian Country Today. As a 2011 Immigration in the Heartland Fellow with the Institute for Justice and Journalism (IJJ), she produced an award-winning series on New Mexico’s immigration history and the implementation of the Secure Communities program. Sarah attended the University of Texas at Austin and earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies. Her recent research for an MA in Media and Communication at City University London included analysis of immigration reporting in the United States and the role of journalists in public discourse.
Travel is a driving force in her life that has shaped her personal outlook – and career. She has visited more than 30 countries and it was a visit to Bush Radio in Cape Town, South Africa sparked her interest in radio. She is always in search of an amazing cup of coffee, great street food and new experiences.
Sarah currently serves on the boards of Good Radio Shows (producer of Peace Talks Radio) and New Mexico In Depth. She is also a member of the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ) and Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS).