Sarah is a Peabody Award-winning radio host, TV personality and writer. She is one half of the “Spain and Fitz” radio show, airing weeknights on national ESPN radio, a writer for espnW.com, host of ESPN’s “That’s What She Said” podcast, a regular panelist on “Around The Horn” and a “SportsCenter” reporter.
Sarah grew up in Lake Forest, IL, where she was an All-Conference and All-Area basketball player and was All-State in both field hockey and track. She went on to attend Cornell University, where she was a heptathlete and co-captain of the Track & Field team. She graduated with distinction in all subjects and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Golden Key National Honor Society (top 15% of her class). She was a member of the 400 Club, honoring Varsity athletes with a semester GPA of at least 4.0 and she earned the Blanford Award for the Varsity Track & Field senior who scored the most career points.
After college Sarah briefly worked at Intersport Television in Chicago before moving to Los Angeles. She spent six years in L.A., where she graduated from the Second City improv comedy conservatory, worked as an associate producer for “The Final Score” on Fox Sports Net and did freelance acting, sportswriting and hosting.
Sarah returned to the Midwest in late 2008 to work for Chicago start-up website MouthpieceSports.com. She was a jack of all trades there, acting as a producer, writer and reporter. In 2009 Sarah switched gears, writing a popular sports blog on ChicagoNow.com, acting as a recurring guest-host of “ChicagoNow Radio” on WGN AM-720 and doing freelance writing. Sarah also did some sidelines reporting for the Big Ten Network and hosted the Coors Light Fantasy Players Minute, an online fantasy football show. In early 2010, Sarah helped launch WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s Best,” joining co-hosts Ted Brunson and Brittney Payton to highlight the very best food, drinks and more in the Windy City.
Getting paid to chow down and drink up is tough to beat, but when ESPN came calling, the offer was too good to pass up. Sarah started at Chicago’s ESPN 1000 in early 2010 and has since expanded her reach at the company.
When she’s not watching, talking about or writing about sports, Sarah loves live music, great food and wine, improv comedy, board game parties, spending time with her husband, family and rescue pups, charity work and dominating rec league softball, volleyball, basketball and football games.