Sarah Delia

Arts 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 and she’s excited to dive into the arts and culture scene in Charlotte. In her spare time Sarah loves to paint, collect vintage birdcages, pick through old vinyl, spend time with her pets, and turn claw foot bathtubs into couches. 

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Courtesy of Sonya Clark

No matter how you feel about the Confederate flag and the symbol it represents, one thing is for certain—it sparks emotion.  In the wake of the shooting deaths of nine people in a Charleston, South Carolina, church, Governor Nikki Haley has said she no longer wants it to divide South Carolina. She wants it removed from the state Capitol grounds. 

One southern artist has found a place for the flag not in a history museum, but in an art gallery. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke with Virginia based artist Sonya Clark who was an artist in residence at the McColl Center for Art + Innovation in 2011.


Courtesy of The Weepies

The folk duo The Weepies recently released their fifth studio album Sirens. They’re currently on tour for the record which brings them to the Neighborhood Theatre in NoDa tomorrow. WFAE’s Sarah Delia spoke with Deb Talan of The Weepies about their latest record which was recorded during an especially difficult time in both their lives.


Courtesy of The Ivey

A local singer is gaining popularity in Charlotte…but you’re not going to catch him performing at a crowded bar in Uptown on a Friday night. You could argue he doesn’t have the time—he’s booked for 30 to 40 performances a week. 


Sarah Delia

When you think about bike riding, an early morning ride on a well paved trail may be the first thing that comes to mind. But a group of cyclists are on a mission to prove you can bike all over Charlotte no matter what time of day it is. WFAE’s Sarah Delia joined them for a nighttime ride and filed this report.


Mary Newsom

This weekend there were a couple of walks held in Charlotte to help residents pay attention to a particular part of their neighborhoods.  WFAE’s Sarah Delia checked out one of the walks that aimed to teach and show what exactly lives in our creeks. 


Sarah Delia

Doing what you love and getting paid to do it—for many creative types finding that right balance can feel like an impossible challenge. For one Charlotte transplant being an artist isn’t just a hobby it’s how he makes a living. So what does it take to be a full time artist and survive? 


Sarah Delia / 90.7 WFAE

Saturday is a sort of national holiday for record collectors:  it’s Record Store Day. First held eight years ago, Record Store Day was created to boost traffic in local record stores with the release of special, limited items. The sorts of things record collectors geek out about, like different colored vinyl or reissues of obscure albums. WFAE’s resident record geeks, Marshall Terry and Sarah Delia stopped by Lunchbox Records in Charlotte to see how it’s preparing for the big day.


Charlotte Symphony

Friday and Saturday the Charlotte Symphony is trying something new. The symphony will perform its KnightSounds Series concert, A Night In New York inside the Knight Theater but also for the public outside. 

Mikyoung Kim Design (c)

Thursday in Charlotte, the public will have a chance to meet the person behind the new design for UNC Charlotte’s Main Station, which is part of the LYNX Blue Line Extension. With a budget of about $500,000, public artist Mikyoung Kim has had to incorporate practicality and art into the space.

Meg Whalen

A new venue for the arts is popping up this week in Charlotte. Unlike most theaters or performance halls this particular space will be on the go. 

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