Sarah Childress

Series Senior Editor

Five Years In, the Flint Water Crisis Continues Its Deadly Toll
Over the past two years, FRONTLINE has been investigating the extent and toll of the Legionnaires’ outbreak in Flint — which, despite being one of the largest in U.S. history, has been eclipsed by outrage over high lead levels in the water and the resulting public health crisis.
April 25, 2019
American Mom Charged with Aiding Terrorists After Living Under ISIS
El Hassani now faces a felony charge of conspiracy to provide material support to ISIS, and a charge of aiding an individual to provide material support to ISIS.  
August 23, 2018
Flint Water Crisis Deaths Likely Surpass Official Toll
A FRONTLINE investigation has found the death toll in Flint, Michigan, from contaminated water may be much higher than state health officials have acknowledged.
July 24, 2018
American Mom Who Lived Under ISIS Charged with Lying to FBI
Samantha El Hassani, an American woman who lived with her husband and children in ISIS’ Syrian capital for more than two years, has been formally charged by federal prosecutors.
July 24, 2018
American Mom Who Lived Under ISIS May Be Prosecuted
Samantha El Hassani, an American woman who lived under ISIS rule has reportedly been indicted by federal prosecutors.
July 20, 2018
An American Mom Who Lived Under ISIS Rule Speaks Out
In her first interview, El Hassani said that her husband tricked her into traveling to the Islamic State.
April 11, 2018
Trump’s New CIA Director Nominee Helped Cover Up Torture
Trump's support for Haspel, currently the CIA deputy director, follows the president’s repeated praise for techniques widely described as torture.
March 13, 2018
Weinstein Company Reaches Deal to Avoid Bankruptcy
An investor group has announced that it had reached an agreement to buy the assets of The Weinstein Company, the struggling film studio co-founded by disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein and his brother, Bob.
March 2, 2018
10 Things You May Not Know About Waco
It's been 20 years to the day since the federal government began its siege of the Branch Davidians in Waco, Texas. What really happened?
February 28, 2018
Bundys Walk Free After Judge Dismisses Their Case
A judge accused prosecutors of “flagrant misconduct" and" substantial prejudice" in their case against the Nevada ranching family behind a 2014 armed uprising against the federal government.
January 8, 2018
In Blow to Government, Judge Declares Mistrial in Bundy Case
A judge’s ruling is the latest blow to the government’s effort to hold the Bundy ranching family accountable for the largest armed uprising against the federal government in modern American history.
December 20, 2017
At Home and Abroad, Trump Moves To Broaden Abortion Fight
An examination of President Trump’s actions on abortion during his first year in office shows the beginning of a broader agenda at home and abroad.
December 14, 2017