Sarah Koenig is an award-winning podcast host and creator. She received the award for her podcast show ‘Serial’. She is considered one of the most famous American journalists, producers of radio and TV programs, and also a podcast host. Along with ‘Serial’, her other show ‘This American Life’ was a massive hit as well. Let’s find out more about her early life, education, and many more through this article.
Quick Facts About Sarah Koenig
|Full Name||Sarah Koenig|
|Date of Birth||July 9, 1969|
|Birth Place||Sagaponack, New York, United States|
|Age||53 years old.|
|Parents||Julian Koenig, Maria EckhartPeter Matthiessen (step-father)|
|Siblings||John Koenig, Pim Koenig, Antonio Koenig|
|Children||Ava Schreier, Reuben Schreier|
|Education||University of Chicago, Columbia University|
|Career||Journalist, Public radio personality, producer|
|Net Worth||Approx. 3 million US Dollars|
Sarah Koenig’s Age
The beloved radio personality, Sarah, was born on July 9, 1969, in New York City, United States. She is currently 53 years old. Her birthday is celebrated on July 9 every year. She is a Cancer by her zodiac sign.
Early Life and Family Details
Sarah was born to Julian Koening and Maria Eckhart in July 1969. Maria was the second wife of Julain. But later, they also got divorced and Maria married another man. Peter Matthiessen is the stepfather of Sarah Koenig. She belongs to a Jewish Family. She was raised in the heart of America, New York City, along with her three siblings, namely, John, Pim, and Antonio Koenig. Adding more to her family details, she has an uncle named Lester Koenig who is a well-reputed screenwriter and film producer.
Koenig attended the University of Chicago and pursued a degree in Political science as her major in 1990. Then, she joined Columbia University with a motive in achieving a postgraduate degree in Russian history. However, due to certain unknown circumstances, she quit her study after two weeks. She also attended Concord Acamedy located in Concord, Massachusetts.
Sarah Koenig’s Husband and Relationship Status
Radio personality, Sarah, is happily married to her husband Ben Schreier who is an associate professor of Jewish studies at Penn state. They along with their two children- Ava and Reuben Schreier currently reside in State College, Pennsylvania.
Sarah Koenig’s Career
Sarah’s career in the entertainment sector got initiated when she worked as a reporter at “The East Hampton Star”. After that, she worked as a reporter for other companies such as ABC News, Russia, The New York Times, and so on.
In 2004, she persuaded her career as a producer as she released ‘This American Life’, a popular radio podcast program. One of the episodes which she produced titled ‘Haveas Schmabeas’ even received the ‘Peabody award’ for its phenomenal work. Moreover, she also appeared as a host several times on the show. Some of her most loved episodes are ‘No Confidence, No story’, ‘Switched at Birth’ and so on.
In 2013, she again worked as a producer for a program named ‘Serial’ which was a spinoff podcast of “This American Life”. The program was given the Peabody Award in April 2015 and the show was debuted in October 2014. It is reported that ‘Serial’ has been downloaded and listened to more than 80 million times. It is one of the most listened-to podcasts in history. Likewise, the podcast also made it to the top rank on iTunes prior to its debut and it secured its position for several weeks.
Sarah Koenig’s Physical Appearance
Sarah is a beautiful independent woman who stands approx. 5 feet 7 inches tall. She has a charming personality that gets enhanced through her pretty brown eyes and gorgeous black hair. She is seen as sweet and kind to everyone around us.
Awards and Achievements
She was entitled one of ‘The 100 Most Influential People’ on April 16, 2015, by Time Magazine, and then in the same year, she also got named as one of The Forward 50. These two titles are the biggest honors she has received in her whole career.
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Sarah Koenig’s Net Worth
Sarah is claimed to have an estimated net worth of approximately 3 million US Dollars in ”2022”. The primary source of her income is her career as a journalist and radio program producer. She has been able to earn good fortune through her career in different fields. Even though she is wealthy, she still prefers to live a simple and modest life.