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Sarah Boden

Health & Science Reporter

As a teenager in Wisconsin, Sarah Boden worked after school as a telemarketer selling cable internet and TV. Making unsolicited phone calls to taciturn strangers prepared Sarah for a career in journalism.

Today, Sarah covers health and science for 90.5 WESA, where she's won numerous awards, including a 2023 Keystone Media Award for her series "The cost of forgetting: Dementia's tax on financial health." She also won a third-place Award of Excellence for her dementia series from the Association of Health Care Journalists.

Before coming to Pittsburgh in November 2017, she was a reporter for Iowa Public Radio, where she won a regional Edward R. Murrow for her story on a legal challenge to Iowa's felon voting ban.

As a contributor to the NPR-Kaiser Health News Member Station Reporting Project on Health Care in the States, Sarah's print and audio reporting frequently appears on NPR and KFF Health News.