Sara Netzley

Professor, Writer, TV Critic

Academic by day, writer by night

By day, Sara Netzley teaches journalism and mass communication at Bradley University. By night, she recaps television for the Entertainment Weekly website.

She earned her Ph.D. in Mass Communication and Media Arts from Southern Illinois University Carbondale, her Master’s in Public Affairs Reporting from the University of Illinois Springfield, and her Bachelor’s in Communication Arts and Political Science from Wartburg College.

At Bradley, she teaches a variety of classes, including journalistic writing and reporting, communication theory, fake news, and media, race and gender. Her research interests include the intersection of politics and journalism, new media and audience trends, and visibility and representation in the media.

At, she’s recapped Bridgerton, NCIS, Lucifer, You, Supergirl, Arrow, Grimm, Preacher, and Supernatural, among other shows. She also writes romance fiction under the name Sara Whitney.