Sarah Liese was born and raised in Saint Louis, Missouri, and graduated from the University of Mississippi in May 2019. She studied broadcast journalism and creative writing at Ole Miss and pursued multiple internships and fellowships including the Ole Miss Producer in Residence Fellowship that brought her to WLOX-TV.
In 2018, Sarah was awarded the Freeman Foundation Grant, which provided funding for her to live and intern in Tokyo, Japan for eight weeks. She also was a marketing intern for her university's English department for two years, a 2018 Native American Journalist Fellow and intern for the Native American Journalist Association (NAJA), and a news correspondent for her university's news station, NewsWatch Ole Miss.
Sarah now acts as a digital content producer, following her producer training she acquired during her fellowship.