Sara Kehaulani Goo
Sara Kehaulani Goo is Managing Editor of NPR, overseeing the newsroom's digital content and strategy.
Goo joined NPR in 2016 as Deputy Managing Editor for Digital News, overseeing NPR's social media operation and engagement strategy for NPR.org. Before joining NPR, Goo spent most of her career at The Washington Post, as a national business reporter, digital editor and Senior News Director when the newsroom merged its print and digital operations to focus on digital growth. As a reporter, she broke stories in Washington on the creation of the government's effort to create a homeland security and air travel security operation, which prompted Congressional investigations. As an editor, she oversaw coverage of the financial crisis of 2008.
Goo also founded a data reporting and visualization publication at Pew Research Center, where she served as Senior Digital Editor from 2012 until 2016. She also worked as a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in Boston.
Originally from Southern California, she graduated from the University of Minnesota's journalism school.
In Hawaii today, nearly everyone knows how to speak a few words and phrases of Hawaiian. But the practice of primarily speaking the Hawaiian language from birth nearly died two generations ago.
Sara Kehaulani Goo's father recently discovered the 28 letters, written from 1946 to 1947, stashed in a wooden box hidden at the bottom of a chest in her late grandparents' bedroom.
A voyaging canoe built to revive the centuries-old tradition of Hawaiian exploration is circumnavigating the globe. Its crew has already traveled 26,000 miles navigating with the sun, stars and waves.