A bit about
I'm Sarah, and I'm a music and arts journalist.
Growing up in the small rural town of Beamsville gave me an appreciation for community building and independent art. Mixing my background with my lifelong passion for the arts, I created Sarah's Hotspot to highlight my favourite local musicians and artists, many of whom are just getting started.
While studying for my journalism diploma at Mohawk College, I created weekly live music reviews for the school paper Ignite News, where I found my inspiration for Sarah's Hotspot. My experience includes filming Facebook livestream Q&As for Hamilton Health Sciences, freelancing with Hamilton Rising, The Inlet, The City of Hamilton's music blog, Exclaim! Media, Sidedoor Magazine, McMaster's CFMU blog, and YourNetwork. I've interviewed internationally award-winning artist Josh Tiessen, and photographed John-Angus MacDonald of The Trews. I've interned for Hamilton's 900 CHML Radio, Toronto's Exclaim! magazine, and Toronto's Sidedoor magazine.
Since graduating with my diploma, I've been regularly posting mainly music and entertainment based content for local artists, including profiles, single or album release interviews, and promotional pieces for upcoming shows. In 2020 I started a podcast called HOTSHOTS, which led me to creating a spin-off radio show on 101.5 The Hawk called HOTSHOTS On Air- playing every Tuesday at 7pm EST.
If you'd like to get in touch, you can find all my socials on my Contact page.
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