Sarah Menendez

Product specialist


It is my job to think about how our audience interacts with our digital products. I create launch plans for new projects, optimize our platforms for the user and collaborate across the organization to create internal tools that help us work smarter.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

It's OK if you don't want to be a reporter — there are a lot of different jobs behind the scenes that make the newsroom run.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Event planner. I love planning parties, and I spend way too much time watching wedding videos on YouTube.

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

… out of student debt.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

When LeVar Burton came to the studio for an interview, I totally freaked out. I word-vomited something about “Reading Rainbow” and how much he means to my mom as a teacher. He was so kind and told me to make sure I thank my mom for her work.

Latest Stories (41)

Most millennials believe in gender equity, but avoid the "feminist" label

The latest GenForward survey examines how millennials view equal rights.
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African-Americans, women and millennials have more economic anxiety than the rest of the country

Mar 7, 2018
Whether your economic anxiety has increased or decreased in the last year depends on who you are, according to the latest Marketplace-Edison Research Poll.
Pedestrians walk by a building advertising available retail space on Lexington Avenue on February 8, 2018 in New York. 

Quiz: Who said it? Powell versus Yellen

The two Fed chairs have very similar mindsets when it comes to monetary policy. Can you even tell the difference?
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5 things you need to know about HQ Trivia

Jan 12, 2018
Yes, it's that thing people are talking about on Twitter.
HQ Trivia

Chart of the day: U.S fast food sales

Nov 16, 2016
Doing the numbers on the industry's top brands.
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2016 has been a wild year for fast food

Nov 16, 2016
Remember that time that national fast food chain released that crazy thing?

How markets reacted throughout the campaign and what happened today

Nov 9, 2016
As the markets close today, let's take a look back.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) the morning after Donald Trump won a major upset in the presidential election. Global markets originally dropped after Trump began to pull ahead of his rival Hillary Clinton. In morning trading, The Dow was down slightly.
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The growing cost of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti

Oct 10, 2016
Haitians and foreign aid groups may have to pay for the hurricane's damage for years to come.
People walk past a street damaged by Hurricane Matthew, in Jeremie, in western Haiti, on October 7, 2016
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You’re probably wasting money on premium gas

Sep 20, 2016
It makes no difference for 70 percent of cars
It's pricey and unnecessary. 
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