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

Weight loss products just got sexier

Weight loss plans like Slim-Fast and Weight Watchers are competing hard against free options like calorie-counting apps on smartphones.
Posted In: weight loss, weight watchers, slim fast

Cities eye Stockton bankruptcy ruling

A bankruptcy in Stockton, Calif., could have reverberations for other municipalities around the country.
Posted In: stockton, bankruptcy

The most common job in the U.S.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has calculated the most and least common jobs in the country.
Posted In: Jobs, career

Why President's Day sales don't picture Ronald Reagan

Did you spot any sales using presidents to hawk their wares? Ever wonder if that's... legal?
Posted In: marketing, presidents

A robot for every job

How one little robot named Baxter could take over the last of America's manufacturing jobs.
Posted In: robots

The lasting economic legacy of Lakers' owner Jerry Buss

L.A. Lakers owner Jerry Buss died today after battling cancer. He led the Lakers to 10 league championships and was also an innovative businessman.
Posted In: Lakers

What the minimum wage means at work

President Obama proposed a minimum wage increase to help the lowest-paid workers. Opponents say businesses will just eliminate jobs. We go to a restaurant to talk to an employee and employer.
Posted In: minimum wage, State of the Union, restaurants, Small Business

Alicia Keys dumps iPhone for Blackberry 10

The pop star brings new meaning to the perils of celebrity endorsements in the age of social media.
Posted In: endorsements, celebrity, Blackberry

Labor union membership falls to 1930s level

Political attacks on unions have hurt. But the economy is also replacing old manufacturing jobs, often unionized, with jobs that haven't been union.
Posted In: union

Flu season could cost economy billions

CDC says bad flu outbreak may cost employers $10 billion in health care costs alone.
Posted In: flu, disease, workplace

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