Sarah Hicks

Sarah Hicks


Sarah Hicks is a journalist with more than three decades of experience writing and editing, with a particular focus on environmental topics that have not yet reached a mainstream audience. Specific topics of interest include wildlife, gardening and recycling perception vs. reality.


Hicks has served as writer, producer, copy editor and managing editor of Mother Nature Network ( since joining the site in 2008, when it was founded. She plans, helps create and edits all content on the site across all topic areas, from pets to food to endangered species. Prior to joining, she worked at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in a wide variety of roles. She started as a news designer and copy editor, eventually managing those teams and designing the front page of the South’s largest newspaper. She went on to serve as the planning editor for the entire newsroom and to edit and manage several of the digital site’s most engaged channels, including homes and travel. Before that she wrote news and features stories, edited copy and designed pages for several daily newspapers across the Southeast. 


Hicks holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Auburn University with minors in biology and history.

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