Morning and Midday anchor Sabrina Ahmed joined the Local 5 News Team in May 2013 as a photojournalist. Born and raised in West Des Moines, she graduated from Valley High School, and is thrilled to be back working in West Des Moines.
Seeking adventure but wanting to stay close to her family (she is one of seven kids), she ventured to the University of Kansas and graduated from the William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communication with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Economics. Sabrina is proud to be a Jayhawk.
Sabrina spent three months living in Barcelona, Spain and interned at Le City Deluxe, an international luxury lifestyle magazine. While at Le City, she was a part of the pilot program to create a luxury television station in Istanbul, Turkey. During her last semester at KU, Sabrina interned at 6News and reported for the station three days a week.
She comes from our sister station in Lincoln, NE, where she began her career. She loved Lincoln but knew she belonged in Des Moines. Sabrina says she is excited about the opportunity to become more involved in the community. She is a member of Junior League of Des Moines and looks forward to spending her time giving back to the community.
Sabrina was presented with a 2018 Upper Midwest Emmy®Award in the Politics/Government Program category for reporting and anchoring Local 5’s “Medicine in the Making: This Week in Iowa Special”.
When she isn’t working or volunteering, you will find her running or spending time with friends and family. Her youngest brothers are 6, 11 and 12 and they keep her on her toes.