Sara Shahriari manages the GPB Radio News team of reporters and editors, talk shows On Second Thought and Political Rewind, and the station's podcasting initiative. As a newsroom manager Sara values clear communication, building sustainable workflows, a constructive team environment and, of course, excellence in journalism. Her love of public media is rooted in committment to community, education, quality information and the ways stories can connect people across the world.
Sara joined GPB after serving on the faculty at the Missouri School of Journalism, and as the assistant news director at KBIA in Columbia, Missouri. There, she worked with student and professional journalists, hosted a local talk show and taught audio production classes. Her other experience includes working as a freelance journalist based in Bolivia, where she contributed to publications including Deutsche Welle, the Christian Science Monitor and Bloomberg News.