Sara Forhetz loves news, and always has. Her desire to get to the bottom of things started as a young girl. Everyone in her hometown of Fort Gibson, Okla., knew, when they talked to Sara, they would be asked a million questions. That inquisitiveness continues to this day and has turned into an award winning career for her.
Sara joined the KY3 News Team in February 2005 as lead reporter for Ozarks Today. She can now be seen reporting on the evening newscasts on Mondays and Tuesdays, and anchoring Ozarks Today weekend edition on Saturday and Sunday mornings from 7a.m. to 8a.m.
Sara is an award winning reporter. Her work has been honored by the Missouri State Teachers Association and the Oklahoma Association of Broadcasters. She's been nominated for Midwest Emmy Awards in 2010 & 2008.
Before coming to the Ozarks, Sara worked as a reporter in Sherman, Texas. She's a proud graduate of Oklahoma State University and interned at KY3 News, laying the groundwork for her return as a reporter years later.
Sara also loves to give back to the Ozarks community. She was recently honored by Springfield Business Journal as one of '40 Under 40' for her work with charities and her stories that enhance the community. Sara emcees events for many charities around the Ozarks, often teaming up with her husband, KY3 News Anchor Ethan Forhetz. Sara also speaks to church groups, as well as college and high school classes about journalism and Sara enjoys reading to kids.
Sara is a fitness fanatic. She has competed in a number of triathlons and races, including, for the last several years, the Ozark Greenways Adventure Race, a more than 50-mile race over the rugged terrain of the Ozarks. It includes extreme mountain biking, orienteering, running through a thick forest and canoeing and lasts for more than eight hours. She considers it a "healthy addiction." She also finished in first place among women in the 2010 Branson Mountain Man Triathlon.
Then-Sara Sheffield married KY3 News anchor Ethan Forhetz on April 21, 2007. They welcomed their first child, Caroline Grace, in June, 2009. They had their second child, Ainsley Jane, on August 16, 2011. Here's a photo gallery from Ainsley's birth.
In their spare time, Sara and Ethan enjoy working out, cooking, traveling, volunteering at church and going on walks with Caroline, Ainsley and Maggie, their rat terrier. They also attend as many OSU Cowboy sporting events as possible!
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