Sarah Johnson Malchow

Sarah Johnson Malchow

Managing Editor

Mankato, MN

Before Sarah started work with KEYC in March 2019, she published The Henderson Independent and had served as editor, production manager and reporter at other southern Minnesota newspapers. Outside of the box, she also worked for a number of years in the garden center business. She earned her degree in journalism at Colorado State University. In her spare time, Sarah is an avid gardener, Tai Chi student and enjoys making and viewing art, movies and time at home.

Hometown -- Colorado Springs, Colorado

Alma Mater -- Colorado State University

-- What's your favorite part of your job?

I like learning about new things, meeting new people and the unusual pace of reporting the news. I’m especially interested in ways I can support others achieve their goals.

-- What's your dream story?

What fun it would be to meet a chef I admire, especially Jaques Pepin, as he enjoys the day with an incredible landscape artist like Piet Oudolf. Heaven!

-- What did you want to be when you were growing up?

An oceanographer, horticulturalist or journalist.

-- What got you interested in (news, sports, weather)?

At my parents’ home, newspapers and current events were important, and we read two dailies each morning and an evening edition and the Wall Street Journal each evening. As a youth I was inspired by the news with such issues as Watergate, the Vietnam War, the environment and the energy crisis.

-- What's your favorite band?

The Talking Heads

-- What's your favorite season?


-- If you could have any super power, which would you pick?

To heal the world.

-- What's your biggest pet peeve?

Mean people.


  • Colorado State University, Technical Journalism, 1984

Recent Articles by Sarah

Fairmont city administrator placed on paid leave

  North Mankato Fire Department: Gas line has been repaired, road reopen

East-West International Education Academy suspends operations

Semi accident blocks Highway 19 near Henderson

  Mankato veterinarian’s license suspended indefinitely

New Ulm City Council hires Mankato’s City Center Partnership Director