Sarah Ritchie
Sr. Broadcast Journalist/Anchor

Sarah Ritchie joined the Global News team in the summer of 2018 as an anchor and reporter.

Sarah is a Saskatchewanian by birth, and a Maritimer by choice. She graduated from the University of Regina School of Journalism with distinction. After graduation she moved to New Brunswick, copy editing newspapers before making the switch to television.

During her broadcasting career Sarah has reported from all three Maritime provinces and has worked as a reporter, anchor, weather presenter, and producer. She has a passion for politics and has covered Nova Scotia’s Province House. She counts covering provincial elections in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick as career highlights.

Sarah grew up in a small prairie town and is a fan of the Roughriders and the Maple Leafs. When she’s not reporting the news she can usually be found with her nose in a book, or exploring one of Nova Scotia’s beaches, wineries, or hiking trails.


March 29, 2021 2:00 am
Play video: Families of Nova Scotia shooting victims pressured government for a public inquiry
Episode 12: In the Dark

In this episode of 13 Hours we introduce the final victim of the killing spree and explore the links between gender-based violence and mass murder.

March 15, 2021 4:00 am
Play video: Timeline of last full hour of Nova Scotia killing spree
Episode 11: Collision Course

In Episode 11 of 13 Hours we trace the gunman’s movements during the last full hour of the killing spree and introduce more of the victims.

February 15, 2021 3:00 am
Play video: Timeline of RCMP communications during Nova Scotia killing spree
Episode 9: Too Little, Too Late

Episode 9 of 13 Hours: Too Little, Too Late, we explore the RCMP’s communication with the public and the fact that no emergency alert was issued.

February 1, 2021 3:00 am
Play video: Audio recordings detail RCMP search for Nova Scotia gunman
Episode 8: Daybreak

Newly discovered audio recordings of police radio communications show the RCMP was worried about a possible ambush while searching for the gunman in Portapique, N.S., last April.

January 4, 2021 5:00 am
Play video: Timeline of RCMP communication with Truro police during N.S. shooting
Episode 6: Communication Breakdown

In this episode, we explore what the RCMP did and didn’t do to get help from local law enforcement and the military when searching for the gunman.

December 21, 2020 5:00 am
Play video: Timeline of Nova Scotia gunman’s history of disputes
Episode 5: Injustice Collector

In Episode 5 of ’13 Hours,’ we explore the gunman’s history of disputes and violence toward others, including attempts to warn police about his behaviour.

December 7, 2020 5:00 am
Play video: 13 Hours: The Nova Scotia gunman’s mock police car
Episode 4: Red Flags

Online purchases made by the Nova Scotia gunman were flagged as items that could be used to facilitate ‘domestic terrorist activities.’ What did police know?

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