For every story
My work has allowed me to interview fascinating Nobel Prize-winning researchers and meet remarkable patients facing life-changing illnesses and decisions. I have interviewed countless hospital workers, from the leaders shaping our complex system to the young man answering your call at the hospital’s appointment center.
For every story I write, I discover new, intriguing aspects about healthcare.
Sarah M. Richards
I write about health, science and wellness for some of the world’s leading academic hospitals. Previously, I worked as an award-winning professional print and broadcast journalist for more than two decades. My clients included the British Broadcasting Corporation, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, National Public Radio, CNN.com, Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Canada’s Globe & Mail and The New York Times.
Now, as a healthcare writer, I cover stories about innovative technologies, cutting-edge discoveries and life-saving care. I’ve written about everything from artificial intelligence software that detects tumors in medical imaging to how pollution can be linked to mental illness.
My work has allowed me to interview fascinating Nobel Prize-winning researchers and meet remarkable patients facing life-changing illnesses and decisions. I have interviewed countless hospital workers, from the leaders shaping our complex system to the young man answering your call at the hospital’s appointment center. For every story I write, I discover new, intriguing aspects about healthcare.
I’m originally from Canada, where I grew up in the province with one of the highest concentrations of polar bears in the world.
Years of Experience
“As promised, a proper listen. Good opening, Good presentation and script. Liked the way the story develops–the narrative arc is great... Sheds light on a great subject; sensitively dealt with... Well done and thank you very much, a huge success.”
Jeremy Skeet; Commissioning Editor, Global News, BBC World Service
“Just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed your doc on the election ad VO artists. We do a lot of very serious–heavy, sad–stories on The Current, and this was such a welcome departure... a really fun romp, but still incredibly informative. And a really inventive way of ‘covering’ the US election.”
Jennifer Moroz; Acting Executive Producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s The Current
“Sarah Richards is one of our clutch reporters, someone who we can rely on to get either a breaking news story or take a complex one and translate it into simple terms for our audience. She is a first-rate journalist and an excellent writer, extremely talented in the use of sound. She not only makes sure her audience gets the story, she makes sure they get it right. She has been an asset to our staff since the day she rode in on her motorcycle.”
Sunni Khalid; Managing Editor, WYPR, Baltimore’s National Public Radio station
“Sarah treats an assignment for our alumni magazine with the same attention to detail and focus on storytelling as she would were it destined for the newsstand. As a result, she delivers copy that will inform and engage anyone who reads our publication”
Jeremy Brooks; Editor, University of Manitoba alumni publication On Manitoba