Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk covering sustainability news spots and features. Gardner’s past projects include “Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” to name a few. Gardner began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and back-up host to David Brancaccio in the mid-90s. Prior to her work at Marketplace, Gardner was a public radio freelancer in Los Angeles, a staff reporter for New Hampshire Public Radio, a commercial radio reporter in Massachusetts and an editor/reporter for a small town newspaper in Minnesota. Throughout her career she’s enjoyed those light bulb moments in interviews when she gets an unexpected answer that leads to a compelling news story. Gardner is the recipient of several awards including a Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Finance Journalism (1997), an AlfredI.duPont-Columbia University Award (1996-1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000). Gardner attended Carleton College where she received her bachelor’s degree in religion and Columbia University where she received her master’s degree in journalism. A native of Waukesha,Wis., Gardner resides in Los Angeles.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy
While many workers were sent home ahead of the storm, not everyone gets the day off for Hurricane Sandy.
Posted In: Greece, Angela Merkel, Whats up Europe
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Posted In: China, huawei, telecom, ZTE
A new report from the House Intelligence Committee calls for investigations into two Chinese telecommunications suppliers.
Posted In: college, college tuition, Tuition, financial aid
Grinnell is a very small liberal arts college in Iowa with a very big endowment: $1.4 billion. Why the financially sound institution is looking at how to control future costs.
Posted In: Coca-cola, soda, calorie
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