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Sara Haines is a Contributing Correspondent for NBC News' TODAY, a position she has held since May 2009. Haines appears daily on the fourth hour of TODAY alongside hosts Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb covering fan updates and interacting with viewers via Facebook, Twitter and KLGandHoda.com.

Haines began online reporting in August 2008 as host of TODAYshow.com's popular entertainment video blog, Backstage Pass. She has interviewed countless celebrity entertainers, actors and musicians for the vlog, and given viewers a behind-the-scenes insider look at the TODAY Show.

Haines joined TODAY in 2002 as a production coordinator. In this role, Haines oversaw the day-to-day coordination for the production staff as well as the broadcast logistics at Rockefeller Center in New York City and on remote broadcast sites. Prior to joining NBC News, Haines was a member of NBC's elite Page Program.

Haines graduated from Smith College in Northampton, Mass., where she received a Bachelor of Arts in government. She is a native of Newton, Iowa where she grew up with her parents and three siblings. She currently resides in New York City.

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