Sara James is an Emmy Award-winning foreign correspondent, author and commentator. She covers Australasia for NBC News and is a featured commentator on American affairs for ABC News Breakfast. Among her many assignments in the region, Sara has reported on the downing of MH 17 and the investigation into the disappearance of MH 370, the hostage crisis at the Lindt Café in Sydney and the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George to Australia and New Zealand. She reported on the 2011 earthquake in Christchurch and the 2009 Black Saturday bush fires near her home in Victoria.
Before moving to Australia in 2008, Sara was based in New York for more than a decade. She served as a substitute newsreader on NBC’s Today Show, was a frequent co-anchor of Weekend Today and often anchored MSNBC. Sara’s assignments took her to international hotspots including Mogadishu, Sarajevo, and the Khyber Pass. She won a string of prestigious awards including the U.S. National Press Club award for her investigation of modern day slavery in Sudan.