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Sarah Carter

Sarah Carter is a CBS News producer based in Johannesburg, South Africa. She joined CBS News in 1997 and has reported on major international stories across the continent including the Ebola outbreak, the kidnapping of schoolgirls by Boko Haram and the famine in South Sudan.

She reports for all CBS News broadcasts and platforms, including the "CBS Evening News," "CBS Mornings," "60 Minutes" and the CBS News 24/7.

Carter has also reported extensively from conflict zones in Niger, Somalia and Cameroon. She reported from Niger after Islamic militants ambushed U.S. and Nigerian soldiers, leaving four Americans dead. Outside of covering Africa extensively over three decades, Carter has also reported across the Middle East and Europe, including reporting from Sudan, Egypt, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the U.S.

Carter is a passionate investigator, reporting and producing segments more recently on child slavery in the cocoa industry in Ghana, as well as The Wagner group plundering Central African Republic resources to fund Russia's war effort in Ukraine.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Carter reported on how the virus spread across the African continent and investigated vaccine inequality. She was part of the CBS News team that visited the lab where the Omicron variant was identified shortly after scientists announced its discovery to the world.

Carter is an award-winning journalist, having won several Emmy's, a Peabody, an Edward R. Murrow Award, an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award, and a Scripps Howard Award for broadcast excellence.

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