Sarah Fenske joined St. Louis Public Radio as host of St. Louis on the Air in July 2019. Before that, she spent 20 years in newspapers, working as a reporter, columnist, and editor in Cleveland, Houston, Phoenix, Los Angeles, and St. Louis.
She won the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for her work in Phoenix exposing corruption at the local housing authority. She also won numerous awards for column-writing, including multiple first-place wins from the Arizona Press Club, the Association of Women in Journalism (the Clarion Awards), and the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
From 2015 to July 2019, Fenske was editor in chief of St. Louis' alt-weekly, the Riverfront Times. She and her husband, John, are raising their two young daughters and ill-behaved border terrier in Lafayette Square.