When Sarah Boden was a junior in high school she landed an after-school job as a telemarketer where she sold cable internet and TV. Making unsolicited phone calls to taciturn strangers prepared Boden for a career in journalism.
Today Boden covers health and science for 90.5 WESA. 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.
Boden's reporting has appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition Saturday and WBUR's Here and Now.
When not talking to strangers, Boden enjoys ceramics and spending time with her cat, Julie.