Sara Catania

Sara Catania (2015) is completing “White Girl in Bronzeville”, a reported memoir chronicling her years growing up on Chicago’s South Side in the midst of one of the most sweeping “slum clearance” and urban renewal projects of the 20th century. The book is based on “A is for Afro,” a piece she wrote for Mother Jones magazine. Most recently Sara was vice president of digital news at NBC4 Southern California. At the conclusion of her residency she will move to Reuters, guiding general news coverage from the Rockies to the Pacific as West Coast editor in charge. Sara is the recipient of a John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship from Stanford University and an active member of the Online News Association. Sara has worked as a Mother Jones contributor, as a staff writer specializing in long-form storytelling for the LA Weekly and as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Northridge Earthquake. She was a contributing editor for the Los Angeles Times op-ed page and served for six years as an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism. She holds a bachelors degree in philosophy from St. John’s College and a masters in journalism from UC Berkeley.