Sara Just became the executive producer of PBS NewsHour and a WETA senior vice president in September 2014 where she leads the editorial and production of the nightly broadcast and online content.
Since taking over leadership of the NewsHour, Just has driven growth and expansion to this legacy media brand, including adding staff to the newsroom, forging new media partnerships and increasing the output of enterprising reporting. These efforts have led to double-digit audience growth across TV and digital platforms and some of journalism’s most prestigious awards.
Just came to the NewsHour after more than 25 years at ABC News, where she most recently served as ABC’s Deputy Washington Bureau Chief and Senior Washington Producer for Good Morning America. She previously spent 17 years at Ted Koppel’s Nightline. From 2006-2012, Just led online political coverage over two presidential campaigns for ABC News Digital.
Just is the recipient of 15 Emmy Awards, six Peabody Awards, three Dupont Silver Batons, an Overseas Press Club Award, Gracie Award, Sigma Chi Delta Award, James Beard Broadcast and Journalism Award, RFK Journalism Award and Webby Awards.
She is a native of Massachusetts and a graduate of Columbia University, from which she received the John Jay Award and also attended the Sulzberger Leadership Program. She and her husband live in Maryland and are the parents of two sons.