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.

Features By Sarah Gardner

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When is a pork chop not a pork chop?

What's a beef shoulder top blade steak? How about a bone-in pork loin chop? The meat industry's worried you don't know and is rolling out a new labeling plan
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SEC hits 'like' on corporations releasing info on social media

Reed Hastings landed in hot water for sharing info about Netflix on his personal Facebook page. Now, the SEC says, companies can share, tweet and Facebook, as long as investors know where to look.
Posted In: social media, SEC
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A tale of two paycuts

One was voluntary, the other was not.
Posted In: salary, JC Penney, Barack Obama
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March Madness and the big business of college sports

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby runs the Big 12 and sees major changes in college sports ahead.
Posted In: college athletics, NCAA, conferences, Big 12, March Madness, college sports
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Financing the best journalism you've never read

Did you know you're missing out on some great reads? Journalism that never sees the light of day because, well, one person decides it's just not interesting enough to publish.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, media, journalism
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What's the world most stolen food?

It's especially a hot commodity in Europe.
Posted In: cheese, theft
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Weight loss products just got sexier

Weight loss plans like Slim-Fast and Weight Watchers are competing hard against free options like calorie-counting apps on smartphones.
Posted In: weight loss, weight watchers, slim fast
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Cities eye Stockton bankruptcy ruling

A bankruptcy in Stockton, Calif., could have reverberations for other municipalities around the country.
Posted In: stockton, bankruptcy
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The most common job in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has calculated the most and least common jobs in the country.
Posted In: Jobs, career
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Why President's Day sales don't picture Ronald Reagan

Did you spot any sales using presidents to hawk their wares? Ever wonder if that's... legal?
Posted In: marketing, presidents

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