Sarah Gardner is a reporter on the Marketplace sustainability desk. Her past projects include “We Used To Be China," "Coal Play," "Consumed,” “The Next American Dream,” “Jobs of the Future,” and “Climate Race,” among others. 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. She 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: The Shard, London, Britain, U.K.
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Posted In: fireworks, Florida
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Posted In: california, state parks
California will become the first state to let private companies run its parks.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, credit
The Federal Reserve faces sluggish growth and a dilemma: Low interest rates aren’t benefiting many needy consumers who have blemished credit.
Posted In: Fed, net worth
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Posted In: illegal immigration, Immigration, DREAM Act, undocumented
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Posted In: Niagara Falls
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Posted In: Weekly Wrap
Reviewing the week's headlines on Wall Street and beyond. This week: The state of Greece and the eurozone and the Jamie Dimon testimony in front of the Senate.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO
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Posted In: L.A. Kings, Sports
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