Sara Catania


Sara Catania is director of journalism school partnerships for the Solutions Journalism Network and teaches journalism at the University of Southern California. She supports the Online News Association Women’s Leadership Accelerator as a mentor and speaker and serves on the program committee for the JSK Journalism Fellowship at Stanford, where she was a fellow. Sara created JTrust, a pop-up newsletter on trust and journalism, served as chief storyteller at GroundSource and curated with the Better News initiative for the American Press Institute. Previous roles include vice president of digital news at NBC4 in Los Angeles, West Coast editor in charge at Reuters, editorial director of Zócalo Public Square and regional editor at AOL/ She’s been a Mother Jones contributor, an LA Weekly staff writer and a reporter at the Los Angeles Times, where she contributed to the Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Northridge Earthquake.