Sarah Mervosh is an award-winning journalist at The Dallas Morning News.
Her coverage includes the 2016 Dallas police shooting that killed five officers. The 2013 fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas. The public collapse of Dallas County's district attorney. The serious, and the whimsical -- from a yearlong series on domestic violence murders to the opening of Dallas' first cat café.
She writes about people. The secrets they keep. The losses they suffer. The pride and passion and peculiarities that drive them. No matter the topic, she looks for the human story that will make readers feel something -- and then works to tell it in a clear and compelling way.
Her work has earned both national and local recognition.
She received a John Jay/H.F. Guggenheim reporting fellowship, an Exceptional Merit Media Award from the National Women's Political Caucus and the Dallas Bar Association's grand prize for her domestic violence series. She has also won multiple statewide awards, including a first place Texas APME award for short features and the Barbara Jordan Media Award for sensitive reporting on people with disabilities.
She currently works as an enterprise reporter on the breaking news team, turning narratives off the news in about two to three weeks. She previously covered courts and domestic violence for The News, and interned at 60 Minutes and The Toledo Blade. A Pittsburgh native, Sarah joined The News in 2012 after graduating from the University of Notre Dame.