Sara Israelsen-Hartley is a project reporter for the Deseret News who covers societal and public health issues and their effects on the family. She's written on same-sex marriage, divorce reform, abortion, sexual assault, pornography, etc. During more than 11 years with the Deseret News, she’s also covered education, city government, faith in the public square, as well as crime and the judicial system. In 2011, she was honored as the Best Newspaper Reporter by Utah’s Society of Professional Journalists. Originally from Columbia, Missouri, she lives in Bountiful with her husband, Jon, and their three rambunctious sons.