Executive Producer, PBS NewsHour
SARA JUST - BIO
Sara Just is the executive producer of PBS NewsHour and Senior Vice President of WETA. Since she came on board to lead the program in 2014, the NewsHour has seen growth in its audience, both on air and online, as well as a redesign of the broadcast, the launch of a variety of new features, contributors and partnerships, and an expansion of the number of enterprising stories the NewsHour covers around the world. The program has recently won a variety of journalism’s top awards and honors, including the Peabody Award and Emmy Awards.
Just came to public broadcasting 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, where she worked on a wide variety of award-winning foreign, domestic and political stories. Just moved to ABC’s Digital division in 2006 and led ABCNews.com’s political coverage over two presidential campaigns and supervised the development of political online products and partnerships, bridging digital and television coverage.
Just is the recipient of 12 Emmy Awards, 2 duPont Silver Batons, 3 Peabody Awards, 3 Webby honors, 2 Cines, a Gracie, a James Beard Award and an RFK Journalism Award. In 2012 she completed the Sulzberger Leadership Program at Columbia University’s Journalism School.
Just is a graduate of Columbia University. She serves on the boards of the Columbia Spectator and the Hope for Henry Foundation and the advisory board of Intelligence Squared-US. She lives in the Washington DC area with her husband and two sons.