Renata Sago



I cover food culture and consumption. Catch me on a pea farm in rural Minnesota, at a new burger spot in town, or in the alternative pasta aisle of a local grocery store with a microphone and a camera. My stories explore new trends in food, including health, safety, disruption and moneeeeey.

What was your very first job?

I started a production company when I was 6 years old. I ran it from my grandmother's porch, with occasional assistance from my cat.

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Making magic on tight deadlines is a mutha.

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

Stay hydrated (also life advice).

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

You should own your voice, and every single bit of your story, past and present. They are priceless. Never give those up. They are what make you unique. (Existential, huh?)

Latest Stories (154)

Walmart earnings in a fast-moving retail landscape

Nov 16, 2017
Walmart is expected to release third quarter earnings today. Its stock has been trading lately at an all-time high. The retail giant’s biggest challenge is taking on the online retail space … and, at the same time, sustaining profits.  Click the audio player above to hear the full story. 

Regulation of digital ads could change Facebook’s outlook

Nov 1, 2017
As Facebook testifies to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, marketers aren’t any less interested in running ads on the social media site. The question is whether government may want to eventually oversee digital ads across social media, the way it does for broadcast media. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

New overtime rules mean changes for nonprofits and their employees

Sep 15, 2016
Nonprofits are scrambling to figure out how to comply with new overtime rules.
Workers at the Osceola Council on Aging in Kissimmee clean up after preparing and delivering 1,000 meals to senior citizens in the community.
Renata Sago

Orlando tells nervous Brazilian tourists: don't worry

Jul 6, 2016
The city hopes recent events don't affect 700,000 Brazilians who visit each year
Brazilian teenagers at a restaurant in Orlando.
Rocco Arcuri/Pegasus Transportation