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Meet Your Morning Newscaster: Sarah Nardi

Emily Bollinger
Sarah in the WGLT studio.

You’ve probably noticed a new voice on WGLT every morning. Sarah Nardi joined us this spring as our new morning newscaster, paired with Ariele Jones as your local Morning Edition team.

We are excited to have Sarah here and, through this Q&A, we hope you enjoy getting to know her and her work as much as we do.

Where are you from?

Homegrown! I was raised right here in Bloomington-Normal.

Where did you work or study before coming to WGLT?

The Chicago Reader.

What is your favorite thing about your job?

The privilege of hearing people share their stories.

You have to wake up really, really early to get on the air by 5 a.m. What’s your secret?

Coffee and a militant, unwavering commitment to an early bedtime.

Do you have a favorite radio host or show?

Both - This American Life and Mary Louise Kelly.

Who do you look up to?

Moms. All moms.

What is your favorite thing to do in the summer?

People watching from my porch.

What is your favorite genre of music?

1940s era jazz makes me really, really happy.

Who is your favorite musician? Their best song?

I'm going to pull a full Angela fromThe Office” and say David Bowie's version of “The Little Drummer Boy.” I defy you not to love it.

When you need a news break, what are your hobbies?

I'm not great at taking news breaks, but I will step away for exercise and watching “The Simpsons” with my family.

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