Sarah Koenig began her career as a newspaper reporter – her first reporting job was at her weekly hometown paper. She lived in Moscow for several years, where she worked for The New York Times, and once she returned to the US, went to work for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She did stints as a crime reporter and then as a political reporter.
Sarah launched her podcast Serial in 2014 and became the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history. The podcast has since won several awards including the 2014 Peabody Award, the first time the award has been given to a podcast. In 2015 Koenig was named one of Time Magazine’s “The 100 Most Influential People.”