Sarah Menendez

Product specialist


Sarah Menendez is a former product specialist at Marketplace. Her job was to think about how audiences interact with our digital products. She created launch plans for new projects, optimized platforms for the user and collaborated 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)

Who uses chatbots, anyway?

Apr 11, 2016
Booking a flight? There's a bot for that. Trying to find the right foundation? There's a bot for that, too.

How 'American Idol' changed music and TV

It's almost impossible to overstate the show's influence in the past 15 years.
Brian Dunkleman, Kelly Clarkson and Ryan Seacrest at on 'American Idol,' August 28, 2002.
Kevin Winter/ImageDirect/FOX

A visual comparison of Apple and HP laptops

Apr 5, 2016
HP's new laptop is trying to be more stylish than the MacBook. We take a look back at the ugly, and clunky, beginnings of laptops at both companies.
The Spectre 13 from HP revealed today and it's giving Apple a run for its money. 

When an aging video game franchise tries to adapt

Mar 31, 2016
The industry has changed, and decades-old series like "Final Fantasy" are trying to catch up.

An ode to the Hannah Montana business model

Mar 24, 2016
It's been #10YearsofHannahMontana. Here's how the show was a money-making machine for Miley Cyrus.