Sara Lin has spent most of her career as a newspaper reporter on the mainland, working at two of the country's largest daily newspapers before moving home to Hawaii to become the assistant editor of Civil Beat. Sara's most recent position before joining Civil Beat was reporter and columnist for The Wall Street Journal in New York. From 2007 to March 2010, she wrote feature stories and a weekly column about luxury real estate.
As a reporter for the Los Angeles Times from 2003 to 2007, Sara learned about quintessential local news coverage. She wrote stories about city council meetings, local elections, environmental issues, development, courts and breaking news — most notably a spate of southern California wildfires.
Born and raised in Honolulu, Sara graduated from Punahou School. She’s a graduate of Princeton University, where she majored in politics and minored in East Asian Studies. While a student, Sara interned at the Honolulu Weekly and The Honolulu Advertiser where she wrote a well-received article that ran on the front page about opihi pickers who risked their lives to harvest the seafood delicacy. Outside of the newsroom, Sara lives in the Waialae area and is an accomplished equestrian, pianist and cellist. She notes that her surfing skills, however, could use some work.
You can follow Sara on Twitter at @SaraLinCB.