Sarah Wallace Biography
Sarah Wallace is an American journalist who has more than 30 years of experience. She is an Award-winning journalist working for NBC 4’s investigative team. She is now living in Bergen County with her husband and 2 children.
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She is a married woman and she lives in Bergen with her husband.
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She has two children with her husband.
Sarah Wallace Career | Sarah Wallace NBC 4 | Sarah Wallace WABC-TV
Wallace joined NBC4 back in 2015 having worked at WABC-TV for more than 30 years. During this time, she covered numerous stories of many New York’s most high profile stories from the 911 attack to the Howard Beach racial violence.
She has also made tours to the poppy fields of Columbia for a series on heroin on city streets. She started her broadcast career back in radio in San Francisco, California. She was working as a news assistant at KNBR while she was still attending college at the University of California, Berkeley.
She graduated with a B.A in Communications and Public Policy and jumped right straight into TV news where she was working as an anchor and reporter at KMJ-TV situated in Fresno. She later joined KCRA-TV in Sacramento as an anchor and a reporter.
She then took a job at KTTV in Los Angeles as a weeknight anchor. Her next destination was KCST-TV in San Diego. Here, she was an anchor and a reporter. She then joined WABC-TV in New York as a consumer/investigative reporter.
She then anchored weekend newscasts for 6 years before she joined the station’s investigative unit back in 1998. Wallace is the recipient of many community commendations, including one from the New York Police Department for helping negotiate a potentially explosive hostage crisis in Harlem.
Wallace received the “Outstanding Women“ award from Hadassah of lower New York State and the FBI National Academy Associates “Honorary Award”. Wallace has received the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award, two Edward R. Murrow awards and two Robert Greene Awards for her investigative work from the Long Island Fair Media Council.
Her work back in 2017, when she was investigating customs enforcement at Newark Liberty International Airport, led to the arrest and indictment of three Federal officers.
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I-Team: Battle Brewing Over Illegal and Dangerous Building Conversions in Rockland County
An investigation paralleling I-Team coverage found slumlords with illegal subdivisions and “rooming houses” are repeatedly failing local building codes and laws
The I-Team submitted Freedom of Information requests for nearly two dozen properties in the town of Ramapo and the Village of Spring Valley. The locations were identified by members of the county’s illegal housing task force and building insiders as being persistent offenders for failing to follow local building laws and codes.
Many of the files in Spring Valley were incomplete or missing, according to Gordon Wren, the retired Director of Fire and Emergency Services, and a former Ramapo building inspector.
“Slumlords are doing whatever they want. It’s out of control,” Wren said. He added, “Firefighting is dangerous under any conditions. Then when you have these illegal conversions, it’s extremely dangerous.”
“It’s the wild west, and getting wilder,” said Justin Schwartz, chairman of the task force. “The bad guys are doing whatever they want with impunity.”
The I-Team obtained recent photos taken by a fire inspector at a private home in Monsey. The inspector noted an “obviously illegal yeshiva dormitory operating in the basement with up to 6 beds per 4 overcrowded rooms, insufficient or blocked rescue and escape openings, missing smoke alarms, no CO alarms, and open/dangerous electric.”
The owner refused to comment on the photos the I-Team wanted to show her. A town spokesman said the violations have been cleared.
Critics say that property illustrates a systemic pattern of failure to enforce building code laws.
The I-Team also obtained a fire inspection for a property in Spring Valley housing a trailer for preschool children. The inspection was dated 2013. The inspector noted numerous violations and said he was looking to “shut your operation down.” There are no updated notations in the file, but the I-Team found children in the trailer and playing on the blacktop outside, with obvious hazards, including boards with nails, nearby.
No officials in Spring Valley would comment to the I-team. The Ramapo supervisor, Michael Specht said, “The safety of our residents and first responders is our top priority and that’s why was have been so diligent with the building inspection process—a process that has been looked at and validated by the State of New York.”
Skoufis plans to hold a hearing later in May on Ramapo and three other municipalities, including Mt. Vernon, Newburgh and Albany.