Sara Canals (Andorra, 1990) is a TV host and broadcast journalist specialised in international relations with more than 8 years of experience at leading media companies in Europe and the United States. Currently based in Paris, she is a France & Europe freelance correspondent for various media outlets, such as the BBC, Telecinco, Noticias Caracol, eldiario.es and SER Catalunya. Canals has recently covered the Nice and Vienna terror attacks and France's handling of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Since the 2017 Barcelona terror attacks, Sara Canals is a frequent contributor to the BBC, CNN and other international media on topics regarding Spain and Catalonia. Key coverage includes the Coronavirus pandemic, the 2019 Spanish General Election and the ongoing Catalan Independence Crisis.
As a TV presenter, Canals hosted 'LaLiga News' (Mediapro) from 2018 to 2020, a daily live show covering the Spanish Football League for a global english-speaking audience in Africa, Europe and America. Previously, she presented FC Barcelona’s show 'Inside Barça' broadcasted in the United States.
Sara Canals is a Fulbright Scholar and holds a MS in Global Affairs from the New York University (NYU). While living in New York, she worked at the United Nations, NY1 News, and directed and produced documentaries on the ground in Cuba, Costa Rica and Panama. Canals also reported for 8TV, TV3, La Vanguardia, Onda Cero, and Ràdio i Televisió d’Andorra.
Canals received a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Blanquerna’s School of Communications and International Relations. The School awarded her with the 'Alumni Ambassador Award' (2020).