Sarah Gustavus works with local newsrooms that want to pursue ambitious coverage that involve solutions reporting, collaboration and audience engagement.
As the Mountain West Region Manager for the Solutions Journalism Network, Sarah works with newsrooms and reporters in Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, Colorado and New Mexico. She also founded the New Mexico Local News Fund, where she leads efforts to build a sustainable ecosystem for investment in local journalism the state.
In nearly fifteen years in public radio and television, Sarah reported extensively on Native American tribes, poverty, health and government. She previously oversaw three nationally syndicated radio programs as executive producer of national programs for Koahnic Broadcast Corporation, a Native American-owned media company and led innovative collaborative projects as a senior multimedia producer at New Mexico PBS.
Sarah got her start in radio at KBCS in Bellevue, Washington and worked for KUOW in Seattle and the Northwest News Network. She produced radio stories for national programs like All Things Considered, Latino USA, Weekend America, Making Contact, Tell Me More, the NPR newscast and various documentary specials. Sarah was a national fellow with the Center for Reporting on Health, a fellow with the Institute for Justice and Journalism’s Immigration in the Heartland program and alumni of the Berlin Capital Program.
Sarah earned a master’s degree from City University London and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.