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.
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Posted In: los angeles, smog, environmentalists, history
Women often partnered with scientists to make their case for cleaner air.
Posted In: Education, high school, graduation
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Posted In: climate change, al gore, communications
Talking about global warming makes people's heads explode. It's a tough subject.
Posted In: shrimp, seafood
A bacterial infection is roiling through shrimp farms in Southeast Asia.
Posted In: coal, layoffs, coal mining
Coal communities in eastern Kentucky have been reeling from the effects of a relentless wave of mining layoffs.
Posted In: coal, Appalachian Trail
In eastern Kentucky, coal mines are closing, putting thousands out of work.
Posted In: coal, Eastern Kentucky
The main problem is that Kentucky coal is played out and expensive to mine.
Posted In: ukraine
Ukraine needs billions in aid to meet its debt obligations.
Posted In: ukraine, fracking, natural gas
Lessening Ukraine and Europe's dependence on Russian energy.