Sara Rivest joined Spectrum News 1 Albany as a multimedia journalist in May 2021.
Originally from the area, Sara graduated from SUNY Albany and spent the last five years reporting for news stations in South Bend, Ind., and Louisville, Ky. While she loved her time in the Midwest, there’s nothing like reporting in the place you call home and Sara considers it a privilege to serve her community through storytelling.
She loves journalism and sees it as a chance to help her audience learn, feel, or laugh. She says her most memorable stories are those in which people are willing to be vulnerable and let others into their world in hopes of broadening perspectives and cultivating compassion.
Outside of the newsroom, Sara loves hosting board game nights, cooking for family, and exploring new places with her better half, Aidan. During her time in Louisville, she began her role as a “Big Sister” to Gabby through Big Brothers Big Sisters. She is looking forward to getting involved with more volunteer opportunities in the Capital Region. When not reporting, you might find Sara walking her two dogs, Theo and Ellie, they’re all big fans of Stewart’s ice cream. If you ever run into her feel free to stop and say hello, as she loves to meet new people in her area.