Sara Israelsen-Hartley

Sara Israelsen-Hartley is a special projects reporter with the Deseret News in Salt Lake City, currently covering the impact of screens on parenting and mental health. She also loves to dabble in societal and public health issues and has written extensively about radon, the wage gap, abortion and pornography. During nearly 15 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 2019, she was honored to be named a National Fellow with the Center for Health Journalism at USC Annenberg.


The only things she loves more than journalism are God, her amazing scientist husband, Jon, their three rambunctious boys and deep-friend mozzarella sticks.

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