Sarah Birnbaum began her career working for CBS News radio worldwide. In the course of her work, she produced nightly coverage of the war in Iraq, and reported live from Virginia Tech in the aftermath of the school shootings. Her work has been heard on thousands of CBS affiliated stations around the country.
In 2010, Sarah moved to Boston and founded her own radio network, State House Broadcast, covering Massachusetts state policy and politics. She wrote, reported and produced hundreds of pieces on elections, healthcare, education and housing, in addition to special coverage of the Boston Marathon Bombings, the Whitey Bulger trial, and the first open Boston mayoral election in 30 years. She regularly interviewed leading political figures including U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren, Secretary of State John Kerry, and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Sarah’s daily reports were syndicated on public radio stations throughout Massachusetts, including WGBH Boston, WCAI Cape and Islands, and NEPR western New England.
In 2015, Sarah spent a year in South Africa, reporting on student protests, race and racism and mining conflicts for PRI’s global news program The World and NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. She reported for an average weekly audience of more than 27 million people.
Sarah is a native New Yorker and graduate of Stanford University where she majored in Art History and English Literature.