Sarah Foster joins Bankrate.com as a U.S. economy reporter. Originally from a small town in rural Illinois, Foster developed a passion for economics while watching her community recover from the Great Recession. She saw firsthand just how much Main Street is impacted by Wall Street and hopes to dedicate her career to covering one of the most influential, impactful subject areas in a way that everyday consumers can understand.
She holds a bachelor's in journalism from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a master’s in business journalism from Northwestern University. Most recently, Sarah completed an internship with Bloomberg’s economics team in Washington, D.C. Her experience also includes stints with the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Daily Herald and Workforce magazine. When she’s not on deadline, she can be found eating too much dessert or playing one of her four instruments: piano, flute, bass or drums. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahffoster.