Cultural Center for the Arts
1001 Market Avenue N
Canton, Ohio 44702
Thursday March 12, 2020
Grand Raffle/Silent Auction begins at 10:30 AM
Program begins promptly at 12:00 PM EDT
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REGISTRATION OPENS FEBRUARY 01, 2020
KEYNOTE SPEAKER "SARA SHOOKMAN"
5-TIME EMMY AWARD-WINNING WKYC NEWS ANCHOR
Sara Shookman is an Emmy and Murrow award-winning television journalist, glad to be working here at home in Northeast Ohio. Sara anchors WKYC’s 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Russ Mitchell. She joined the Channel 3 News team in 2012. Sara is one of Channel 3’s go-to storytellers, covering local, national and even international news. She’s often assigned to the big story and has filed reports around the country for WKYC-TV’s parent company, TEGNA.
Sara’s anchoring, and in particular her strengths in the field, won her a 2017 Emmy for talent. She’s won five regional Emmy awards and a regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Cleveland Magazine named Sara one of the city’s most interesting people. Sara gives time to dozens of nonprofit organizations each year across the region.
Sara grew up in Akron. She’s a proud graduate of Manchester High School and lover of the Portage Lakes. She’s glad to be back at WKYC, where she first worked as an intern during her college years at Ohio University. She graduated summa cum laude from the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism.
When she's not at work, Sara wants to get outside and on the water. She enjoys stand up paddle boarding, gardening, cycling in the summer, and cross-country skiing in the winter! She and her husband love to travel and try new restaurants in the CLEVELAND area.