Sarah Whites-Koditschek is a Little Rock-based reporter for Arkansas Public Media covering education, healthcare, state politics, and criminal justice issues.
Sarah regularly files stories for American Public Media's Marketplace and National Public Radio. Her work has appeared on the British Broadcasting Corporation. She has won reporting awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists in Arkansas, as well the Public Radio News Directors Inc. She also won a 2017 Edward R. Murrow Regional Award and a first place PRNDI award in 2015.
Sarah was a leader in the formation of Arkansas Public Media, spearheading an application for funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in 2015. As a reporter, she was a founding member of the project.
Sarah is the FOIA chair for the state's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves as a board member for the University of Central Arkansas's C.D. Wright Women Writer's Conference.
Sarah is a graduate of Smith College, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in American Studies and a minor in Spanish. She earned a master’s degree at the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly, she worked as a reporter and producer for WHYY in Philadelphia and as a grant writer and project organizer for the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C.
Contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org or 501-683-8655.