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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Features by Sarah Gardner

What's Up Europe? Smiles in Brussels

In Brussels, people are smiling over a new bailout plan to save the euro. Meanwhile in Greece, summer sun and good food are taking the edge off harsh reality.
Posted In: Brussels, Whats up Europe, Europe debt crisis

Royal Caribbean introduces a Barbie cruise

You can get a Barbie-decorated stateroom, tea parties, fashion shows and more.
Posted In: Barbie

Rare hantavirus hurts tourism around Yosemite

The famous national park has eight cases of the rare pulmonary virus with three deaths so far -- and is alerting tens of thousands of summer visitors they may be at risk. Campsites were easy to get over the Labor Day weekend.
Posted In: tourism, yosemite, hantavirus

Weekly Wrap: That four letter word j-o-b-s

Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: jobs. Reaction to the latest jobs report and what steps the Federal Reserve might take next.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

Bernanke's low mortgage rate

Thanks to financial disclosure rules, we know what Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke pays on his mortgage.
Posted In: Ben Bernanke, mortgage

Middle class moochers?

How tax exemptions and subsidies help pay for the American lifestyle.
Posted In: big government, government, subsidies

The story of one very big little symbol: @

The surprising origin of the "@" sign and how it went from obscurity to communication rock star.
Posted In: digital history

NY's high court considers: Is lap dancing a tax-exempt art?

New York's highest court is hearing legal arguments by a strip club about whether nude lap dancing is art -- and therefore eligible for state tax exemption.
Posted In: dancing, New York, tax

What's up, Europe? Checking in with U.K. ex-pats

Two ex-pats living in the U.K. discuss the jobs picture abroad.
Posted In: U.K., expats, Whats up Europe

Apps collect data on users even when not in use

Even when certain apps aren't being used, they collect a lot of information about users.
Posted In: apps, mobile apps

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