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Sara is a staff reporter at CNN Business where she covers the intersection of technology and culture.

She is an award-winning journalist who frequently writes about tech's "unicorn" companies and their societal impact, as well as online culture issues including harassment and revenge porn. She's done deep dives on topics ranging from sexual assault and abuse by ride-hailing drivers to the rise of deepfakes. She's also reported on H-1B visas and diversity/inclusion as it pertains to the tech industry.

She went to University of Virginia, and got her M.S. at Columbia University's School of Journalism. Her work has been published by outlets including CNN, New York Post, and The Atlantic. She's moderated panels and hosted fireside chats at conferences ranging from the SXSW festival in Austin, TX. to TalkSpace's Future of Therapy conference in New York, NY.

She’s based in Manhattan.





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