Sabra Ayres' diverse portfolio spans nearly two decades and several continents, with bylines from Afghanistan, the former Soviet Union, Europe and India. Sabra was the Moscow Correspondent for the Los Angeles Times from 2017 to 2020. Her work has been published also in the Christian Science Monitor, Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, Columbia Journalism Review, The New Republic and The Daily Telegraph, and she has been a guest on CNN, NPR and the BBC radio. She is the winner of the 2016 Front Page Award for Best Foreign Correspondence, and a 2016 fellow with the International Women's Media Foundation, during which time she researched Russian soft power tactics in Europe.
In addition to reporting and writing, Sabra has extensive experience in journalism teaching and training. She has taught journalism at the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul and was a visiting professor at the India Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore. She is currently the Senior Manager of Digital Content for Creative Associates International, where she is working to develop strategic content for education and economic development projects funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Sabra was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Ukraine from 1995-97.
AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS
2017 - Winner, Belarus in Focus Journalism Competition
2016 - Front Page Award, Marie Colvin Award for Best Foreign Correspondence
2016 - Grantee, International Women's Media Foundation's
Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists
2015 - Kathryn Davis Fellowship - Middlebury College
2005 - Arthur F. Burns Fellowship - Stuttgart, Germany
M.S. Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
B.S. University of Vermont