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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  Pandemic forcing OneBlood to rethink how they take in blood donations

  UCF to become COVID-19 vaccination site as students return to school

  VIDEO: Pediatricians warn COVID-19 can lead to heart failure in children

  VIDEO: Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist offers tips on restoring senses lost to COVID-19

  More than 18K Orange County students switch to in-person learning as new semester begins

  Students, teachers return to school as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Florida

  VIDEO: As COVID cases continue to rise, local gyms prepare for New Year resolution crowds

  Coalition offers care for homeless in Central Florida amid pandemic

  More than 30K people register for COVID-19 vaccine at Orange County Convention Center

  VIDEO: The United Way invites Central Florida residents to sound off on the pandemic