Sara Just

Exec Producer & SVP
PBS Newshour

Sara Just became the executive producer of PBS NewsHour and Senior Vice President of WETA in September 2014. Just was selected to lead public broadcasting’s nightly national newscast, and its digital and social media content, as the NewsHour nears its 40th anniversary on the air.

Just came to the program after more than 25 years at ABC News. In recent years, she 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. She led ABCNews.com’s political coverage over two presidential campaigns, 2008 and 2012, where she also supervised the development of political online products and partnerships. Just is the recipient of nine Emmy Awards, two duPont Silver Batons, two Peabody Awards and an RFK Journalism Award, and she is a three-time Webby Official Honoree.

A native of the Boston area, and a graduate of Columbia University, Just lives in Maryland with her husband and two sons.

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