Sahar Chmais is joining the Austin Business Journal to cover restaurants, retail and entertainment.
She comes from The Hays Free Press in Austin, Texas, where she was a senior reporter writing about topics ranging from politics to human interest.
She was also a reporter on guns and the Second Amendment at WhoWhatWhy, a global nonprofit news organization. She was also an editorial intern at Texas Connect.
Chmais earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.