Sarah Koenig: Binge-Worthy Journalism -- Backstage with the Host & Co-Creator of SERIAL

Sarah Koenig wearing headphones in front of a microphone.

Release Date: March 7, 2016 This content is archived.


Buffalo, NY - The Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo presents SARAH KOENIG: BINGE-WORTHY JOURNALISM – BACKSTAGE WITH THE HOST & CO-CREATOR OF SERIAL on Monday, April 11, 2016 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $34.50, Students (any school) $24.50, UB Students $15.

Sarah Koenig
is the host and co-creator of Peabody Award-winning Serial. Launched in 2014, Serial is credited with bringing mainstream attention to the podcast format, and Koenig was named one of Time Magazine's 2015 "The 100 Most Influential People."

Koenig started out as a newspaper reporter at her weekly hometown paper. She then lived in Moscow, Russia for several years, where she worked for The New York Times, and later went on to work for the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. She did stints as a crime reporter and then as a political reporter – the same beats she’d go on to cover at the Baltimore Sun.

In 2004 she became a producer at the radio show This American Life (TAL). She’s guest hosted TAL several times, and she’s produced and reported some of TAL’s most popular shows.

Launched in 2014, Serial became the fastest podcast to reach five million downloads in iTunes history. The first season of the podcast presented a 12-part series on one legal case, captivating an audience that downloaded the episodes more than 100 million times (and counting). Serial is currently in its second season.

In her live presentation, Sarah Koenig takes the audience backstage in this cultural phenomenon, using some of her favorite tape to narrate personal stories about the ups and downs of creating a new form of modern storytelling.

Tickets: Center for the Arts Box Office (Mon-Fri 10 am-6 pm) and To charge tickets call 1-888-223-6000. For more information call 716-645-2787 or visit

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