Sarah Oehler is an Emmy Award Winning reporter and Anchor of Weekend mornings on WTOL 11. You can catch her on WTOL 11 This Morning Saturday at 6 AM and Sunday at 6:30 AM, and WTOL 11 Your Weekend from 8-9 AM, and reporter 3 days a week at 5 and 6 p.m.
During her 8 years in broadcast news, she has won an Emmy and a Telly for her reporting of live breaking news, and she also received the Touchstone Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism from The Press Club of Toledo for her exclusive series of stories following the return of Sylvania Army Specialist Matthew Drake. She documented his long recovery from major injuries sustained in the Iraq war, and was the only reporter given access by the family to cover Matthew Drake's early months of recovery- from inside Walter Reed Army Medical Center in DC, to rehab in Florida, back home to Sylvania.
Sarah began her career in broadcasting at KGWN in Cheyenne, Wyoming after an internship following the 9/11 attacks at FOX News Channel’s Washington DC bureau. During that internship, she helped anchors get interviews with the Taliban in Afghanistan just before the start of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. She also helped arrange interviews with world leaders like the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ariel Sharon and former Mexican President Vicente Fox.
Sarah was Weekend Anchor and Reporter in Wichita Falls, Texas and in Oklahoma City before coming to Toledo’s Channel 13 in the fall of 2003. There she covered the President and Vice President’s visit to Toledo during their re-election campaigns and followed the deployment of soldiers who fought in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. She also covered the challenges they faced when returning home. That developed a passion to cover veterans’ issues and helping support their families during deployment, and beyond.
Sarah studied journalism at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Annenberg School of Broadcast Journalism and finished her degree at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.
She left the news business temporarily to start a family and her own public relations business, and is a community advocate for other female entrepreneurs. She loves being back in Toledo doing what she loves, covering the news stories that matter to Northwest Ohio and Southern Michigan.