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.
Posted In: ping fu, 3D printing, Tech
Ping Fu talks about her rise from prisoner in communist China to CEO of tech company Geomagic.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Jobs, Unemployment
The U.S. economy adds 155,000 jobs in December, and the unemployment rate remains steady at 7.8 percent.
Posted In: Portland, Traffic, cars, walking, city planning
According to urban planner Jeff Speck, designing cities for cars makes cities "crappy," but making a city walkable is no easy task.
Posted In: Al Jazeera, media, Current TV
Al Jazeera buys Current TV but will American audiences tune in?
Posted In: fiscal cliff, Small Business, payroll tax
Steve Presser, proprietor of Big Fun toy store in Cleveland, says although the deal to avert the fiscal cliff eases uncertainty among consumers, the payroll tax increase raises a whole other list of issues.
Posted In: Banks
After the financial crisis, banks are bigger and are complying with more regulation. That means many more pages in their annual reports, but look closely, and the metrics hide straightforward information about the banks' health.
Posted In: fiscal cliff
Reading the fine print of the fiscal cliff legislation passed on Jan. 1.
Posted In: New Year, resolution
Saving more? Not buying your daily latte? Big or small, we want to know your financial New Year's resolutions.
Posted In: Whats up Europe, fiscal cliff
Fiscal cliff drama is playing out on American airwaves, but are Europeans paying attention? And what advice can the cash-strapped nations of Greece and Spain offer American lawmakers?
Posted In: sandy, New York, manhattan
After superstorm Sandy, there were several proposals about how to protect Manhattan from devastating floods in the future. One plan calls for placing water-proof vaults under the sidewalk.