Sarah Gustavus is a journalist and the Executive Producer of National Programs for Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, where she oversees Native America Calling, National Native News and Earthsongs.
Her 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. Previously she reported on the Washington State legislature for the Northwest News Network and was an announcer for KXOT/KUOW in Seattle, WA. She reported on health care, immigration and politics as a reporter and All Things Considered host for KUNM in Albuquerque, NM. 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. She received an MA in Media and Communication from City University London. Her dissertation research examined immigration reporting in the United States and the role of journalists in public discourse on immigration policy.
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).