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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA’S MARKETPLACE APPOINTS NPR’S SARAH GILBERT AS MANAGING EDITOR
Former BBC Americas Bureau Chief Will Be Marketplace’s Chief Journalist
(St. Paul, Minn. & Los Angeles, Calif.) December 17, 2012– After an extensive nationwide search, today American Public Media (APM) announced the hiring of Sarah Gilbert as the new Managing Editor of Marketplace, APM’s signature business and economic news program. In her new role, Gilbert will oversee journalism across Marketplace‘s digital and audio services.
Ms. Gilbert comes to Marketplace from NPR where she currently serves as the Senior Editor of Weekend Edition, hosted by Scott Simon and Rachel Martin. Before her stint at NPR, Gilbert spent several years at the BBC in a variety of roles including that of Executive Producer of BBC Americana, the BBC World Service’s weekly program on American politics and culture. Prior to that, Gilbert served as the Deputy Bureau Chief of the BBC Americas Bureau in Washington, D.C., where she led BBC’s 200 staff members in Washington D.C., New York, Los Angeles and Miami. As Deputy Bureau Chief, she led the BBC’s 2008 election coverage and oversaw a 100-person election team. Before her role in Washington, Gilbert was the Senior Europe Producer for the BBC Europe Bureau in Brussels and the World Duty Editor for the BBC World Desk in London, from which she traveled extensively to run global breaking news operations, including coverage of the Iraq War.
Announcing Gilbert’s hire, Marketplace Executive Producer Deborah Clark said, “As soon as I met Sarah, I knew she had the sensibility and journalism chops to be a great partner for me at Marketplace. She’s quick, decisive and won’t be afraid to challenge all of us in our approach to news.”
Gilbert’s former BBC colleagues praised her work as a journalist and manager as well. “Sarah has tremendous experience and reputation. Her time at the BBC will be a great help as APM and BBC News work together in the future.” Dick Meyer, Executive Producer of BBC’s news services in America.
As Managing Editor, Gilbert will be Marketplace‘s chief journalist, overseeing the business program’s newsroom in Los Angeles and its bureaus in New York, Washington D.C., London and Shanghai.
Gilbert, who will join Marketplace starting February 4, 2013, succeeds longtime Managing Editor George Judson who was appointed Marketplace’s Senior Editor, Sustainability in April. Gilbert will report to Deborah Clark, Executive Producer.
To find where you can tune-in Marketplace in your area, visit Marketplace.org and click on “Shows” or listen on demand via the website.
Marketplace® is produced and distributed by American Public Media (APM), in association with the University of Southern California. Public radio consists of more than 900 individually owned and operated public radio stations (or regional systems of stations). American Public Media™ is one of the largest producers of public radio programming in the world, with a portfolio reaching 17 million listeners via nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week. For more information on Marketplace visit marketplace.org.
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