Sarah Delia

Arts & Crime Reporter

At this point in her life, Sarah considers home to be a state of mind—not one place. Before joining the WFAE news team, she was hosting and reporting in the deep south in Birmingham, Alabama. In past lives she was a northerner having worked and lived in Indiana, Maine, and New York City. She grew up in Virginia and attended James Madison University in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.

Sarah got her start in radio at WXJM, her college radio station where she hosted a talk show, a music program, and helped manage the student run station. It’s also where she made lifelong friends and discovered a love for talking into microphones.

Sarah has interned and worked at NPR in Washington DC, interned and freelanced for WNYC, and attended the Salt Institute for Radio Documentary Studies.

She enjoys telling stories that are off the beaten path. 

Ways to Connect

WFAE is tracking Charlotte’s homicides for 2018.

Updated February 2, 2018 (Please note we will update this information as more details become available). 

There have been 7 homicides in 2018.

Photo courtesy of Gail Chauncey

This time last year, women from all over the country were heading to the nation’s capital to participate in the women’s march on Washington. Some marched for issues of inequality others for healthcare, and many in response to the election of President Trump.

Last year before they headed north, WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke to several women about why they wanted to march and what they hoped to get out of the experience. A year later, Delia circled back with some of them.


Negative Space

WFAE is working on a story about sexual assault in the Charlotte area. And right now, we hope to hear from you. 

Actor's Theatre of Charlotte

Actor’s Theatre of Charlotte is calling a new space home. The theater company announced Wednesday that they’ve signed a five year contract with Queens University. As the resident theater company of Queens, ATC will produce and perform from Hadley Theatre on campus.

As frigid temperatures continue, local groups are making more space available to shelter the area’s homeless population.

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For the past year WFAE has been tracking Charlotte’s rising homicide count through an interactive timeline. WFAE’s Sarah Delia discusses the trends and what’s being done to combat the rise in violence.

Police are investigating a fatal shooting off I-85 northwest of uptown Thursday, the 85th homicide of 2017 in the Charlotte area.

Sarah Delia

The Levine Museum of the New South is saying goodbye to its staff historian. Brenda Tindal has accepted a position as the director of education at the Detroit Historical Society. Her last day at the Levine Museum is December 8.

This week prosecutor Andrew Murray switched courthouses from Mecklenburg County’s to the U.S. district courthouse down the street. Murray is now the top federal prosecutor for Mecklenburg and 31 other counties. He talked about his priorities in his new role as U.S attorney for North Carolina’s Western District and reflected on his seven years as district attorney.

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The Levine Museum of the New South will once again be looking for a new staff historian. After two years in that role, Brenda Tindal will be moving on. She’s accepted a position as the director of education at the Detroit Historical Society.

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