Sarah Lapidus covers rural communities in southern Arizona for The Arizona Republic, the largest news outlet in the Southwest. Previously, she was a general reporter in rural Alaska for the Kodiak Daily Mirror. Lapidus has traveled around the world, and speaks French and Spanish fluently, and basic Mandarin. She is a graduate of Michigan State University with a bachelor’s degree in French, and studied journalism at City College of San Francisco. Her reporting on local politics, policing and housing issues has appeared in a number of San Francisco publications. As an intern at The Bogotá Post in Bogotá, Colombia’s capital, Lapidus reported on general news, indie music and the Colombian peace process.
The Arizona Republic is the largest news outlet in the Southwest, primarily covering metro Phoenix. It leads the USA Today Network's coverage of the western U.S. and is the flagship local newsroom of Gannett Co., Inc.'s 260-plus sites. The Arizona Republic protects public trust, inspires positive change and reflects the news and its diverse community. It has won three Pulitzer Prizes, including one in 2018 for explanatory reporting on the border wall.
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