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.

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Features by Sarah Gardner

The curse of the skyscraper strikes again

Tomorrow, The Shard will officially open in London. It's the tallest building in Europe at over a thousand feet high. Meanwhile, Britain's economy isn't looking so good.
Posted In: The Shard, London, Britain, U.K.

These fireworks are brought to you by Bacardi

Thanks to corporate sponsors, Coral Gables, Fla., gets its fireworks show back after budget woes axed it six years ago.
Posted In: fireworks, Florida

California outsources state park management

California will become the first state to let private companies run its parks.
Posted In: california, state parks

Fed ponders solution to growth, credit gap

The Federal Reserve faces sluggish growth and a dilemma: Low interest rates aren’t benefiting many needy consumers who have blemished credit.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, credit

Fed survey: Median net worth fell 40% during recession

A scary new survey from the Federal Reserve shows the average U.S. family's wealth plunged during the recession.
Posted In: Fed, net worth

A young, undocumented immigrant on the deportation shift

Twenty-one-year-old Reyna Wences on why she doesn't think the Obama administration's immigration announcement today goes far enough.
Posted In: illegal immigration, Immigration, DREAM Act, undocumented

Niagara Falls' high-wire stunt for the economy

Aeralist Nik Wallenda's walk across Niagara Falls is expected to bring tourism dollars to a New York town's struggling economy.
Posted In: Niagara Falls

Weekly Wrap: Greece's woes, Jamie Dimon's testimony

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: Weekly Wrap

Facebook not the most disappointing IPO ever

That title would actually go to a Chinese online gaming company.
Posted In: Facebook, IPO

L.A. Kings fans celebrate -- and pay up

The L.A. Kings are celebrating their Stanley Cup victory with a parade in Los Angeles today, and fans are ponying up for team merchandise. But will the Kings actually benefit from the sales?
Posted In: L.A. Kings, Sports

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