Sarah Gruen

Senior Director

The first speech Sarah Gruen wrote was a state of the union address. It wasn’t that state of the union (not yet, at least). But it was delivered in front of an audience of thousands for the head of one of America’s most important labor unions.

At West Wing Writers, Sarah has written for Fortune 500 CEOs, EGOT winners, and visionary leaders in government, technology, and philanthropy. Her words — on topics ranging from diversity, inclusion, and equity, to ethical technology, to the future of higher education — have been read in The New York TimesThe Washington Post, and Marie Claire, and have been heard at college commencements, global conferences, and major political events.

Sarah also leads WWW’s humor practice. In addition to co-hosting “SpeakEasy,” WWW’s bi-monthly evening of speechwriting comedy, she has penned jokes, toasts, and roasts for everyone from former presidents to future ones — as well as for McSweeney’s under her own name.

Previously, Sarah worked at a major law firm in New York City. She graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with degrees in political science and English.

Originally from Connecticut, Sarah currently lives in New York City, where she volunteers for Girls Write Now and runs an amateur wedding cake business out of her Brooklyn-sized apartment.