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.


Features by Sarah Gardner

Mindful spending after the recession?

Chase announces a new initiative meant to encourage personal finance literacy. But what's behind it?
Posted In: Chase, spending

Immigration bill also benefits meat industry, Irish workers, ski instructors

The pet projects of the immigration bill being worked on in Congress.
Posted In: pork. immigration bill, Congress

Beware the rise of the robo-grader

EdX is launching a new free online service that grades papers and provides instant feedback on student essays.
Posted In: teachers, Education

The sequester's ripple effects on jobs in March

The March jobs report disappoints, with only 88,000 jobs added. Analysts point to the sequester as a reason for the drop after a strong February.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, Unemployment

The latest fashion trend: Pajama bottoms as daywear

Trendsetters, take note: sales of men's pajamas bottoms have jumped 15 percent in the last year.
Posted In: fashion

When is a pork chop not a pork chop?

What's a beef shoulder top blade steak? How about a bone-in pork loin chop? The meat industry's worried you don't know and is rolling out a new labeling plan

SEC hits 'like' on corporations releasing info on social media

Reed Hastings landed in hot water for sharing info about Netflix on his personal Facebook page. Now, the SEC says, companies can share, tweet and Facebook, as long as investors know where to look.
Posted In: social media, SEC

A tale of two paycuts

One was voluntary, the other was not.
Posted In: salary, JC Penney, Barack Obama

March Madness and the big business of college sports

Commissioner Bob Bowlsby runs the Big 12 and sees major changes in college sports ahead.
Posted In: college athletics, NCAA, conferences, Big 12, March Madness, college sports

Financing the best journalism you've never read

Did you know you're missing out on some great reads? Journalism that never sees the light of day because, well, one person decides it's just not interesting enough to publish.
Posted In: Entrepreneur, media, journalism


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