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: California condor, birds, wind energy
California energy companies want to build hundreds of new wind power turbines across the state. But the endangered state bird presents a special concern for wind farms.
Posted In: Barack Obama, 2012 election, campaign contribution
The president seeks more Hollywood cash now that GOP challenger Mitt Romney is cutting into his Wall Street donations.
Posted In: Rupert Murdoch
Media titan Rupert Murdoch gets rapped for ignoring phone hacking in U.K. But who reprimands CEOs in the U.S. -- and for what misdeeds?
Posted In: Agriculture, mad cow disease, cows, cattle
The case of Mad Cow in California put a few South Korean retailers off of buying U.S. beef temporarily. But Canadian and Japanese importers haven't flinched.
Posted In: student loan, college
Interest rates on federal student loans are set to double on July 1. The president is urging Congress to stop that increase.
Posted In: Mitt Romney
A CBS News/New York Times poll finds Romney closing the gap. So how would his wealth affect his policies?
Posted In: Oil
The president wants $52 million to help the Commodity Futures Trading Commission shore up industry oversight, something analysts say will do little to oil prices.
Posted In: chicken
Thanks to TV chefs, the dark meat of chicken thighs and drumsticks are getting a leg up on the once-popular chicken breast.
Posted In: deep water drilling, bp oil spill, BP
A new book explores how BP's management led to Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and whether it could happen again.
Posted In: cars, Auto, hybrid cars
Only a little more than a third of hybrid vehicle owners decided to buy another hybrid in 2011, according to a new study.