Sara Forhetz joined the KY3 News team in 2005. She has been on every shift in the building, and is grateful she gets to go to a job she loves.
Her work has earned her an Emmy for her reporting in Haiti after the devastating 2010 earthquake. She has also been nominated multiple times for Emmy's for her coverage of fatal flooding to consumer scams. Her work also exposed what local authorities called "a flawed system," in regards to Missouri's probation and parole policies.
Sara has been named a "30 Under 30" by Springfield Business Journal, and she and her husband, a fellow KY3 journalist, anchor Ethan Forhetz, have been named one of Springfield's top ten "Power Couples."
A testament to her work at the station, KY3 managers agreed to allow Forhetz to go part-time after having children – a rarity in the industry.
“Many of my female peers leave the long hours of television news once they decide to have children. I, however, was determined to find a way to do both, and only God could make a way. That He did,” she says. "I am thankful to Him, and to my bosses at the station!"
Now, she works part-time, reporting during the week, and anchoring the weekend morning show from 7-9am. Sara and Ethan have three children.
Sara is active on the local triathlon scene, and enjoys all things outdoors. She also regularly shares of her Christian faith with groups all over the state and region.