Where Did Sara Shookman Go After Leaving WYKC Channel 3?

Who is Sara Shookman?

Sara Shookman is best known for her time as a journalist where she presented good quality coverage as part of the team at WYKC Channel 3. She covered a variety of news broadcasts, including national and international news.

Not only is Sara a journalist, she is also a writer and can shoot her own footage if necessary. She is not afraid of getting in touch with her audience through her social media channels, and she uses them as a platform to interact and get people talking about news in and around the city and around the world.

Sara Shookman Education

Shookman graduated from Manchester High School in Ohio before moving o to Ohio University where she received her degree in Journalism. During her time at Ohio University, she interned at WKYC where she worked until September 2022.

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Sara Shookman is a Native of Ohio

Shookman is currently 37 years old. She was born on October 10, 1986, in Ohio, United States.

Sara Shookman is a Married Woman

Shookman and her husband, Angelo DiFranco tied the knot on September 2, 2017, in Cleveland at the Historic Coast Guard Station located on Whiskey Island. The couple celebrated their 6-year wedding anniversary in September 2023.

 Sara Shookman
Sara and her husband

Sara and her husband are blessed with two children. Their first child, a daughter named Isla was born in 2020. In June 2022, they welcomed their second child, a son named Luca Angelo James. Luca weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and stood 20 3/4 inches at the time of her birth.

“We are extremely happy to be expanding our family. “Isla adores babies and can’t wait to be a big sister,” Sara said as she revealed her pregnancy on Front Row in November 2021. “Angelo and I both have one younger sister.” There is no love like a sibling relationship.”

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Sara Shookman Channel 3 News WKYC

Shookman was an anchor and reporter for WKYC. One of her most memorable experiences was covering the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. She was the only local journalist covering the games and reported to other sites, including USA Today.

Sara began her post-graduate career at WOUB in Athens, Ohio, and later went to Knoxville, Tennessee, where she worked as a reporter and news anchor at WVLT. The Tennessee Associated Press named her as one of the most significant television reporters in the state.

When Ariel Castro was taken into custody, she covered extensively the story, and thanks to her perseverance and excellent reporting, the WKYC crew was recognized with an Emmy Award for Best Newscast in 2013.

She was also employed by Channel 3 as a journalist when their team received the same honor the following year. Sara co-hosted a podcast with Channel 3 producer Danielle Sills and worked as a reporter for Channel 3. The podcast focused mostly on Cleveland-related news and culture.

Directors and producers alike have praised Sara highly for her exemplary journalism, professionalism, and excellent communication abilities. She was referred to as the “anchor of the future” by Brennan Donnellan, director of WKYC news.

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Where Did Sara Shookman Go?

Shookman left her job on September 12, 2022, so she could spend more time with her family. She claims that for the time being, her main priority is taking care of her two lovely children, Isla and Luca, with the help of her husband Angelo, of course.

A statement from the station reads; “From all of us at 3News, we say to Sara that we love you and are going to miss you. We have committed ourselves to supporting you 100 percent as you join your home team. This is merely a “See you soon,” not a farewell.”

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