Sarah Gardner
Reporter

Sarah Gardner is a reporter with Marketplace's 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. Sarah began her career at Marketplace as a freelancer and was hired as business editor and backup host to David Brancaccio in the mid ’90s.

Prior to her work at Marketplace, Sarah 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 Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award (1996 – 1997) and a George Foster Peabody Award, the oldest and most prestigious media award (2000).

Sarah 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., Sarah resides in Los Angeles.

Twitter: RadioGardner

More from Sarah Gardner

Business

NASCAR willing to consider biofuel

Driver Kyle Petty, his #45 car shown here at the 2004 NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevy Rock & Roll 400, says NASCAR's marketing horsepower might drive alternative fuels into the mainstream.
Jamie Squire, Getty Images
Sustainability

Stopping the Texas coal rush

Protesters rally outside the Texas State Capitol.
David Burnstein, KUT
Business

Paid sick days for all

A man in a business suit blows his nose.
Alberto Pizzoli, AFP/Getty Images