Finding Good Stories and Telling Them
Sarah is a radio producer, and video and multimedia storyteller. She produces and reports for national public radio, which often includes the production of supporting multimedia pieces. Her investigative work and reporting experience covers subjects as diverse as the housing crisis, hate crimes and migrant workers, some of which has culminated in a series of reports for national organizations working to change policy.
Sarah worked as a field investigator before making the move to multimedia storytelling. A large body of her investigative work has focused on labor and immigrant communities around the U.S. and has been published in numerous reports by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Brennan Center for Justice and the National Immigration Forum. In 2009, Sarah won a Project Censored Award for her investigative work on Close to Slavery: Guestworker Programs in the United States. Her multimedia work on migrant farmworkers was also chosen for screening at the Women and Minorities in Media Festival in 2011.
Sarah formally trained in radio at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies after which she worked with Atlantic Public Media and the Peabody Award winning Transom.org, while reporting for the local NPR station, WCAI. She currently hosts Weekend Edition and All Things Considered. She's also reported, written and produced for the WNYC newsroom and for the New York Press Club Award winning political news website, WNYC's It's a Free Country. In 2012, she won a PRNDI award for Best Multimedia Presentation for WNYC.
Her work has taken her around the globe and has been aired on NPR's All Things Considered, Weekend Edition and other national programs, including Studio 360 and The Story and Radio Diaries. Her work has also aired on several local public radio stations around the country, from KQED in San Francisco to WGBH in Boston. She has taught radio with WNYC's Radio Rookies, a youth radio project in New York City and is a visiting teacher at NYU. These days you'll find her teaching at the Transom Story Workshop.
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