Sierra Webster is a sports writer at the Herald and News where she covers preps sports and coordinates production of the sports pages for daily print.
Over the summer, she interned at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, where she was the Atlanta Dream beat reporter and covered Atlanta's other pro franchises. She also wrote features about communities that don't fit within traditional male-dominated sports media—stories about women and queer people.
Before that, she was a sports writer for the Daily Emerald, where she covered Oregon women's basketball, soccer, volleyball and track and field beats. She was on and hosted a biweekly women's basketball podcast for the 2018-19 season, and followed the team all the way to Tampa, Fla. for the program's first Final Four.
In January 2019, she freelanced a story for the Eugene Weekly on a needle exchange in Eugene, Ore. for folks, typically trans- or gender-diverse populations, who use needles for hormone injection.
Webster has also freelanced stories for four major NCAA championships. In 2017 and 2018 she covered the NCAA track and field national championships in Eugene, Ore. for the Billings Gazette and the Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, respectively. In 2019 she covered the NCAA woman's basketball national championship for Women’s Hoops World, a women’s basketball digital publication. Also for Women's Hoops World, she covered the first and second rounds of the 2018 NCAA tournament.
Webster graduated magna cum laude from the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication in June 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in journalism with departmental honors. She was named the 2019 Outstanding Journalism Graduate in Academic Excellence and was inducted into Kappa Alpha Tau journalism honor society in 2017.
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