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10 things you didn't know about Sara

July 31, 2012 at 3:12 PM ET

With Kathie Lee and Hoda on temporary Olympic hiatus, what better time to get to know the driving force behind the show? No, not Chianti: the wonderful staff of the Fourth Hour.

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We'll be taking a look at 10 fun things you may not know about the KLG&H team. Today, we're getting to know Sara Haines, the Fourth Hour's web expert, woman-on-the-street, and all-around ray of sunshine. Check back throughout the Olympics to get more fascinating behind the scenes info.

1. She's a lefty… sorta

"I'm left handed, but only when I write and eat.  I do all other activities with my right hand.  Oh, and I use 'righty' scissors."

2. Her biggest fear

"I have a phobia of bathrooms, most specifically the transient kinds: port-a-potties, on planes, and on buses. No joke! Every stress dream involves toilets. I'm stressing out just writing this."

3. Her favorite snacks

"I could live off of cold cereal (specifically Kashi), and sushi."

4. How she gives back

"I am an obsessive recycler."

5. Her hidden talent

"I can walk on my hands ... but mostly just in circles."

6. What she was before "What the What?"

"Some of my early jobs growing up in Iowa included: a paper route, detasseling corn, a part-time radio DJ, and a waitress at the Iowa State Fair."

7. Her guilty pleasure

"My obsession is made-for-TV movies (think Lifetime)."

8. Her favorite animal friends

"My chihuahuas, Peter & Trixie, are my company of choice among all species."

9. Her hobby of choice

"I am a voracious reader. I read every night before bed, preferably well-written fiction."

10. Why you won't see her at the mall

"I don't enjoy shopping! The majority of my purchases are made online."

Check back throughout the Olympics to get more fascinating behind the scenes info on Hoda, KLG, Jerry, and more.

Julieanne Smolinski is a TODAY.com contributor who is with Sara all the way on #10.

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