Sarahbeth Ackerman,

Sarahbeth Ackerman

After spending two years in Syracuse, NY, I’m ready for sunny Orlando, FL!

I joined the Eyewitness news team in August 2016 after spending the last two years reporting in a colder climate. When I wasn’t covering the latest snow snowstorm in Syracuse, you would most likely find me inside the courtroom. I covered several trials, including the high profile murder trial of Dr. Robert Neulander, which was showcased on Dateline. Our WSTM news team won an Emmy award for our extensive coverage on the case. In addition, our team was honored with the Edward R. Murrow Award for “Overall Excellence.”

Prior to that, I landed my first gig in Minot, North Dakota, where I took on the roles of news director, producer, and reporter for KMOT-TV. While in the Magic City, I covered the aftermath of the 2011 flood that devastated the entire city.

My passion for journalism flourished at Hofstra University,where I earned my bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism, with a minor in speech communications and rhetoric studies.

When I’m not covering the news, I enjoy spending time with my husband and our three furry pets. We are excited to get involved in the community and make Central Florida our new home.

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Read Stories by Sarahbeth Ackerman

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  About 15K students set to return to in-person learning at Orange County schools

  SpaceX stands down from Starlink mission due to ‘weather violations’

  New free COVID-19 testing site opening at Camping World Stadium

  Chabbad at UCF helping students follow Yom Kippur on campus or at home

  Company expands COVID-19 rapid testing sites in Central Florida; see where

  Olympia High reopens as West Orange High shuts down due to COVID-19 cases

'We do expect to have a robust flu season’: Flu strain showing up in Central Florida, doctors say