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Sacha Pfeiffer

Sacha Pfeiffer is an American journalist known for her investigative reporting. Sacha Pfeiffer gained national recognition for her work as part of the Boston Globe’s Spotlight team, which investigated and exposed the widespread sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests in the Boston area.

Early Life

Sacha Pfeiffer was born in Columbus, Ohio, the United States, on September 7, 1971. According to the astrological chart, she has a birth sign of Virgo and is 52 years old. She holds American nationality and belongs to the Jewish-Germanic ethnicity.

The names of her parents are Janet Pfeiffer-Preskenis and Richard Pfeiffer. By profession, her father is a democratic politician and is also a former member of the Ohio Senate. She is the eldest among three siblings and has two younger siblings; a brother, Seth, and a sister, Sonya.

Sacha Pfeiffer – Education

Moreover, she earned her bachelor’s degree from Boston University in English and History manga cum laude. Later, she enrolled at Stanford University in a journalism fellowship in the year 2009. She earned a master’s degree from Boston University with a double major in History and English in the year 2009.

Professional Career

Sacha Pfeiffer began her career as a reporter for the newspaper, Dedham Times. She began working as a reporter for The Boston Globe in 1995, leaving in 2008 to work for WBUR-FM in Boston and NPR before returning to the company in 2014.

She spent over seven years in public radio, hosting All Things Considered and Radio Boston at WBUR, as well as guest hosting NPR’s nationally syndicated On Point and Here & Now. Her on-air efforts earned her a National Edward R. Murrow Award for broadcast reporting, as well as countless other accolades.

She wrote on wealth, charity, and nonprofits for The Boston Globe, as well as travel, legal affairs, and the Massachusetts state courts. Moreover, she volunteers as a teacher of English as a second language.

Caption: Sacha Pfeiffer talking in a program (Source: The Daily Northwestern)

In the 2015 film Spotlight, Pfeiffer is played by Canadian actress Rachel McAdams. For the role, McAdams was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her performance

After publishing their work, the Spotlight team wrote a book about the events. Pfeiffer is a co-author of Betrayal: The Crisis in the Catholic Church. In November 2018, she joined NPR as an investigative journalist and occasional guest host on several of the network’s national shows.

Net Worth 2024

Pfeiffer’s net worth is expected to be $600,000 by 2024. Her salary as an investigative journalist ranges from $39,000 to $119,000. Aside from that, as a radio journalist, she makes between $24k to $93k.

Relationship Status

Currently, Sacha Pfeiffer is married to Hansi Kalkofen. She is quite secretive and has not disclosed much about her wedding or love life. However, she and her spouse originally met while competing at her university. After a period of dating, they decided to marry. Till now, she has not yet mentioned her children.

Caption: Sacha Pfeiffer with her husband and his friend (Source:

As of now, there were no widely known controversies specifically involving Pfeiffer. In addition, she has maintained a low profile and has balanced her personal and professional life.

Body Measurements

Caption: Sacha Pfeiffer and Rachel McAdams (Source: POPSUGAR)

Looking at her appearance, she has a pair of blue eyes with blonde hair colour. Other than this, she has decent height and weight. While her other body measurements are under review.

Social Media

On her Twitter page ‘@SachaPfeiffer’ there are over 19.1K followers. Other than this, she is not present on Facebook and Instagram.