Sarah Cahlan

Washington, D.C.

Visual Forensics

Education: University of California Berkeley, MA in Journalism; George Washington University, BA in Archaeology and Environmental Studies

Sarah Cahlan is a video reporter and one of the founding members of Visual Forensics. Before coming to The Post, she directed a short documentary about the historical inaccuracies of gender roles. As an NBC/NAHJ fellow, she reported, produced and wrote stories about science, tech and Latino culture. Cahlan has also covered health and the environment in California.
Latest from Sarah Cahlan

    A year after Uvalde, officers face few consequences

    The Post reviewed body-camera videos, post-shooting interviews and dispatch audio for its investigation into the actions of officers that day.

    May 25, 2023

    A year after Uvalde, officers who botched response face few consequences

    Many officers who responded to the Uvalde, Tex., shooting at Robb Elementary School remain on the job. Some who were fired still work in law enforcement.

    May 24, 2023

    Atlanta police release body-camera video from raid after fatal shooting of activist

    Footage from the aftermath of a fatal police shooting of a protester in January captures audio of gunshots and confusion among responding officers.

    February 9, 2023

      Uvalde records reveal chaotic medical response as victims lost blood

      Previously unreleased video, audio and interviews for the first time show helicopter and ambulance delays after police finally confronted the Robb Elementary shooter.

      December 20, 2022

      America underwater

      A review of extreme flooding events this summer showed FEMA's flood maps are failing to fully inform Americans of flood risk in rural and urban areas.

      December 6, 2022

      How police action in Indonesia led to a deadly crush in the soccer stadium

      Videos provided exclusively to The Post show that police fired at least 40 nonlethal munitions at soccer fans in Kanjuruhan stadium, leading to panic.

      October 6, 2022

      Russians rebel as Putin drafts more people in battle for Ukraine

      From Dagestan to Moscow to Siberia, dissent has been documented in videos from across Russia since Putin's mobilization announcement on Sept. 21.

      September 29, 2022

      Inside the investigation of an officer who killed a teen threatening suicide

      In a rare opportunity, the entire investigative file of an officer-involved shooting was released, giving insight into how police investigated another officer.

      August 23, 2022

        Watch: Examining the investigation

        The entire investigative file of an officer-involved shooting in Overland Park, Kan., was released, giving insight into how police investigated another officer.

        August 23, 2022

        How Shireen Abu Akleh was killed

        A Washington Post review of available visuals, audio and witness statements shows an Israeli soldier likely shot and killed Al Jazeera correspondent Shireen Abu Akleh on May 11 in the West Bank.

        June 12, 2022