Sarah Rose

Digital Producer

Sarah Rose (they/them) is a reporter for GPB News.

Prior to GPB, they worked for several national nonprofits and as a legislative assistant for U.S. Congress. They have also contributed guest editorials for The Advocate and Virgin.

Sarah is a 2012 graduate of Kennesaw State University, where they were an on-air host for Owl Radio.

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The historic site that previously housed the Masquerade music venue is about to become an office park.

Developers Southeastern Capital Companies and Coro Realty announced this week a new project for the Old DuPre Mill location. The initial plans for the property were to convert it into a mixed restaurant and retail space.

The Masquerade, known for having three differently-sized stages dubbed “Heaven,” “Hell” and “Purgatory,” was located for 28 years at the site. It relocated in 2016 to the former Kenny’s Alley space in Underground following some uncertainty.


Thursday marks the 85th anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition – and Atlanta is celebrating with several events planned across the city.


The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced last Wednesday that it's awarding nearly $1.5 million in funds towards controlling feral swine in Georgia.

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Ten candidates vying for the Democratic presidential nomination took the stage Wednesday night for a debate in southwest Atlanta. 

While the nation was focused on the event at Tyler Perry Studios, GPB’s team of reporters attended watch parties across the state from Savannah to Marietta to hear from voters on both sides of the aisle.  


Chick-Fil-A announced on Monday that it would stop donating to The Salvation Army and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, two organizations with a history of anti-LGBTQ policies. 

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The Alpha Monocerotids meteor shower will be visible for Georgia residents late Thursday night, weather permitting.

Fernbank Science Center astronomer April Whitt said those who want to see the shower should set their sights left of Sirius, the dog star, which is the brightest star in the night sky.


Georgia will receive from the U.S. Department of Justice $153 million in grant money for what Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General Claire Murray described Tuesday as "public safety" initiatives, nearly $4.3 million of which will go toward human trafficking survivors in the state. 

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President Donald J. Trump kicked off a new effort to increase support among African American voters in Atlanta Friday, as local Democrats and other groups denounced his policies.

Speaking to a full capacity room of several hundred at the Georgia World Congress Center in downtown Atlanta, Trump launched his "Black Voices For Trump" coalition by arguing his policies were beneficial to black Americans.

Czarek Sokolowski / AP

Mercury will visibly move across the sun this upcoming Veterans Day, the last event of its kind until May 7, 2049, making it a last-in-a-lifetime opportunity for some Georgia residents.


The Public Service Commission on Monday began public hearings on a proposed rate hike by Georgia Power. If approved, it would raise monthly service fees by nearly 80%. 

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DeKalb County officials say two men were killed Wednesday when a plane crashed into a townhome near I-85 & Clairmont Road.

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Community members and activists came together Monday night in Atlanta to speak out against Georgia Power’s proposed rate hike. The increase, set for 2020, would raise rates by about $10 for a typical residence.

Community members place hands on each others shoulders during a candlelit vigil in support of the “safe harbor” legislation for child victims of human trafficking, Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014, in Atlanta.
David Goldman / AP

A new Georgia State University study says more than half of the homeless youth in Atlanta have experienced some form of human trafficking.


The study, led by Professor Eric Wright, found that marginalized groups like LGBTQ youth, as well as children who come from troubled backgrounds, are even more likely to experience exploitation.