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Sarah Panko

Sarah Panko currently anchors and produces News Three First Edition at 5pm. She also provides the latest consumer news on News Three Nightwatch at 11pm.

Sarah joined the WRBL news team in 2009 as a digital journalist after graduating from Marquette University with a double major in Broadcasting Communications and Advertising with a minor in Marketing. 

Sarah's no stranger to the South- she lived in Florida for 10 years before moving back to Chicago.

While in school, Sarah worked as an assignment desk editor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

During her time there, she was selected to attend the Republican National Convention as a correspondent for WISN.com. Sarah also contributed stories to the Emmy Award-winning program, "Student Commitment."

Sarah also interned at WITI FOX6 Now in Milwaukee when she was selected to submit a political story featured on USAToday.com.

In her free time, Sarah enjoys running, spending time with her dog Molly and meeting new people in the community. She is also an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.

You can e-mail Sarah at spanko@wrbl.com.

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  • 11 local agencies set to get $680,000 in crime prevention grants

    11 local agencies set to get $680,000 in crime prevention grants

    Thursday, July 24 2014 1:01 PM EDT2014-07-24 17:01:23 GMT
    Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County.Columbus crime prevention to focus on middle school students as a way to decrese drug and gang activity in Muscogee County.
    City to distribute near $700,000 in crime prevention fund money, Columbus announced Tuesday.
    City to distribute near $700,000 in crime prevention fund money, Columbus announced Tuesday.
  • ‘Tornado’ hits CSU campus in mock emergency drill

    ‘Tornado’ hits CSU campus in mock emergency drill

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:18 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:18:26 GMT
    About a half a dozen student role-players were treated by university employees Tuesday morning in a tornado response drill. The students were part ofthe scenario that called for a tornado to hit Courtyard I, a student apartment complex on the main campus.CSU Police, Columbus Fire EMS, Columbus Police and CERT participated. CERT is made of up volunteers from the university that have gone through emergency response training."People see things on TV and they don't necessarily know how they're g...
    About a half a dozen student role-players were treated by university employees Tuesday morning in a tornado response drill. The students were part ofthe scenario that called for a tornado to hit Courtyard I, a student apartment complex on the main campus.CSU Police, Columbus Fire EMS, Columbus Police and CERT participated. CERT is made of up volunteers from the university that have gone through emergency response training."People see things on TV and they don't necessarily know how they're g...
  • Harris County election officials expect 1,500 to vote today

    Harris County election officials expect 1,500 to vote today

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 6:43 PM EDT2014-07-22 22:43:24 GMT
    Harris County's Elections Supervisor, Sherrail Jarrett, expects about 8% of the 19,054 registered voters in the county to cast their ballots in the runoff. That’s about 10% less than the 17.75% that turned out for the primary election.One of the races that will be decided Tuesday is the District 2 Commissioner seat. Andrew Sivell is taking on incumbent Jim Woods. In the primary, both candidates tied with about 380 votes each and Jarrett says if they tie again Tuesday, there will be another ru...
    Harris County's Elections Supervisor, Sherrail Jarrett, expects about 8% of the 19,054 registered voters in the county to cast their ballots in the runoff. That’s about 10% less than the 17.75% that turned out for the primary election.One of the races that will be decided Tuesday is the District 2 Commissioner seat. Andrew Sivell is taking on incumbent Jim Woods. In the primary, both candidates tied with about 380 votes each and Jarrett says if they tie again Tuesday, there will be another ru...
  • Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Special Report: Selling seized guns

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:33:31 GMT
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
    Instead of destroying them, The Columbus Police Department is selling hundreds of seized guns. Some of the guns were used in crimes, others were found on the road- all of them now headed back to the streets.“The policeman in me says I’d rather not see that gun back on the street, we’ve already gotten a hold of it once, but you’ve got 550 guns- will every one of them be used in a crime? No. Some of them will be sold to someone that will enjoy the use of that gun for the rest of their life and ...
  • Police: Columbus man stabbed in neck on Farr Road

    Police: Columbus man stabbed in neck on Farr Road

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-18 19:58:50 GMT
    A Columbus man is in satisfactory condition after police say he was stabbed in the neck.It happened early Friday morning at around 2am on Farr Road. Police say the call originally went out as a shooting on Connor Road, but the aggravated assault took place about a mile away on Farr Road.Police reported the 26-year-old man was in critical condition but the hospital said Friday morning that he was in satisfactory condition.Police are now looking for a young, heavyset black female in her 20’s.
    A Columbus man is in satisfactory condition after police say he was stabbed in the neck.It happened early Friday morning at around 2am on Farr Road. Police say the call originally went out as a shooting on Connor Road, but the aggravated assault took place about a mile away on Farr Road.Police reported the 26-year-old man was in critical condition but the hospital said Friday morning that he was in satisfactory condition.Police are now looking for a young, heavyset black female in her 20’s.
  • Phenix City Police host Skid Car training due to increase in officer accidents

    Phenix City Police host Skid Car training due to increase in officer accidents

    Thursday, July 17 2014 7:27 PM EDT2014-07-17 23:27:33 GMT
    Phenix City Police say in the last few years, more of their officers are getting into accidents. To help prevent that, the department decided to host Skid Car training- not only for their patrol officers, but also for officers and deputies from all across Alabama.The training teaches officers how to control their patrol car during high-speed chases or in bad weather situations. The Skid Car is modified with hydraulics that lifts the car to take traction away at low speeds."It's for both polic...
    Phenix City Police say in the last few years, more of their officers are getting into accidents. To help prevent that, the department decided to host Skid Car training- not only for their patrol officers, but also for officers and deputies from all across Alabama.The training teaches officers how to control their patrol car during high-speed chases or in bad weather situations. The Skid Car is modified with hydraulics that lifts the car to take traction away at low speeds."It's for both polic...
  • Columbus police sergeant threatens teen with gun

    Columbus police sergeant threatens teen with gun

    Thursday, January 16 2014 1:14 PM EST2014-01-16 18:14:05 GMT
    A Columbus police sergeant quits after admitting he pointed his gun at a teenager and threatened to shoot her. News 3's Sarah Panko filed an open records request and obtained a copy of the Investigative
    A Columbus police sergeant quits after admitting he pointed his gun at a teenage girl and threatened to shoot her.
  • Wiping old electronics clean

    Wiping old electronics clean

    Monday, December 30 2013 6:05 PM EST2013-12-30 23:05:42 GMT
    If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you
    If you were lucky enough to have gotten a new tablet or laptop for the holidays, you're probably passing your old one on to someone else or sending it off to be recycled. Consumer Reports says before you
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