Sarah was a woman who applied for a job at The Beverly Beat. When Steve Sanders met her, he tried to blackball her from being hired because he liked her and felt he would try to sleep with her. Brandon Walsh and Janet Sosna overruled him and hired her because she was the most qualified. She mysteriously turned down the job because she wanted to date Steve and had a policy of not dating people she worked with professionally.
On their first date, while Sarah was playing golf, she told Steve that she was married, but separated. Sarah stated that her husband cheated on her and that she had not dated anyone in a long time. She slept with Steve and then decided to marriage counseling with her husband, Matt Coleson. After a time, it became clear that Sarah was not going to leave Matt for Steve. After he sent her numerous presents and left tons of messages, she broke it off with him to work things out with her husband.