Sara I. Smith-Katz was born in a small town in upstate New York called Horseheads. After graduating High School in 1977, she became a trained jeweler. In search of new opportunities and feeling an intense desire to spread her wings and soar to new heights, she moved to Stroudsburg, PA, in 1989.
In 1991 Sara obtained her auctioneering license and in 2000 her Realtors license. Shortly, thereafter, she felt the urge to further pursue her education and entered Lafayette College where she went on to graduate Magna Cum Laude in 2007. She also received a MLA from the University of Pennsylvania. Sara is the recipient of the African-American Network’s Woman of Distinction Award for Sistah Chat and the Monroe County Image Award’s Media Excellence Award for Sistah Chat. In addition she received the 2016 Top Agent Award from BrokersRealty.com for their Stroudsburg office. Among her many talents is artist and printmaker which has afforded her the distinct honor of working with such noted artists as David Driskell, Mel Edwards, Faith Ringgold and Curlee Holton, to name a few. She is also a Realtor with BrokersRealty.com.
Sara joined Sistah Chat in 2014 as co-host on East Stroudsburg University’s 90.3 FM. She currently resides in Stroud Township with her youngest daughter Hannah, 18. She also has one adult daughter, Elizabeth Katz, who lives in Staten Island, NY