Sara Just became the executive producer of PBS NewsHour in September 2014, where she leads the editorial and production team on the nightly broadcast and online.
She came to the NewsHour after more than 25 years at ABC News, where she had most recently served as ABC’s Washington Deputy Bureau Chief and Senior Washington Producer for Good Morning America. She previously spent 17 years at Ted Koppel’s Nightline, working on a wide variety of award-winning foreign, domestic and political stories as well as an array of features. Just moved to ABC’s Digital department in 2006 and led ABCNews.com’s political coverage over two presidential campaigns. She also supervised the development of political online products and partnerships, bridged digital and television coverage and launched webcasts with Yahoo! and The Washington Post. Just, a former fellow of Columbia Journalism School’s Punch Sulzberger Program, is the recipient of 13 Emmy Awards, two duPont Silver Batons, three Peabody Awards, a Gracie Award, a James Beard Broadcast and Journalism Award, an RFK Journalism Award, Columbia College’s John Jay Award, and a Webby People’s Voice Award.
A native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Columbia University, Just lives in Maryland, with her husband and two sons.