Sarah Koenig is popularly known for her hardworking in the field of journalism. She is an American journalist, radio program, former producer of television and public radio personality.
Koenig is the daughter of Maria Matthiessen and Julian Koenig who were marketing copywriters. Sarah’s stepfather is Peter Matthiessen, who was a novelist.
Like father like daughter, Sarah followed the footstep of her parents and emerged as a famous journalist in America producing podcast serials.
Sarah Koenig Early Life
Sarah Koenig was a very hardworking young girl and was so interested in becoming a politician.
Therefore, she joined the University of Chicago and graduated in 1990 with A.B, majoring in Political Science. Koenig later joined Columbia University for her postgraduate degree in Russian history.
However, she could not able to proceed with her postgraduation, therefore, she left the school after being in the college for two good weeks for unknown reasons.
Koenig after graduating from the university, she started working as a journalist at The East Hampton Star. She also worked as a columnist for The New York Times and in Russia for ABC News.
Koenig further covered political issues in the State House for the Concord Monitor and later for the Baltimore Sun.
Sarah Koenig started her profession as a journalist
Koenig started her profession as a newspaper reporter. The fast job that she landed was at her weekly hometown paper. For quite a while, she lived in Moscow, Russia where she was working as a journalist for The New York Times.
She later employed by Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She was first a criminal columnist and afterwards as a political journalist where she covered political issues in State House and in Baltimore Sun.
In 2004, Koenig turned into a maker at the radio show This American Life. In most cases, she has been a guest host at This American Life, especially the “No Coincidence, No Story” show.
Koenig has also reported and produced some substantial episodes such as “Habeas Schmabeas,” “Dr. Gilmer and Mr. Hyde” and “Switched at Birth,” a Peabody Award-winning exhibition of Guantanamo Bay.
In 2013, she started working on a side project webcast of the This American Life radio program titled Serial, which was officially released in October 2014.
The serial was regarded with a Peabody grant in April 2015, noticing that it took podcasting into the social standard.
Sarah Koenig is currently known as the host and co-maker of the Award-winning webcast Serial, presently heading into its fourth season.
The serial is attributed to the effective format of the web recording design and has been downloaded by several audiences, with more than 420 million times downloads, breaking the record as the most downloaded webcast in history.
In 2015, Sarah Koenig was named one of Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People.”
Sarah Koenig Net Worth In 2021
Sarah Koenig is a Journalist who has a net worth of $3 Million. With winning several awards, and as a journalist, her net worth increased simultaneously. She was a reporter at the ABC News, The East Hampton Star and The New York Times that boasted her income. She is one of the successful Journalists.
Sarah Koenig Now
Sarah currently lives happily in State College, Pennsylvania, with her two children and husband, Ben Schreier. Ben Schreier is an affiliate professor of Jewish studies and English at Penn State.