Sarah Gilbert is leaving her post as senior editor of NPR’s Weekend Edition to become managing editor of Marketplace, American Public Media announced today. She will oversee coverage across the business and economic news show’s radio and web platforms, its newsroom in Los Angeles and its bureaus in New York, Washington, D.C., London and Shanghai.
“As soon as I met Sarah, I knew she had the sensibility and journalism chops to be a great partner for me at Marketplace,” said Deborah Clark, Marketplace executive producer, to whom Gilbert will report. “She’s quick, decisive and won’t be afraid to challenge all of us in our approach to news.”
Previous to NPR, Gilbert worked at the BBC in various roles including executive producer of BBC Americana, the BBC World Service’s weekly program on American politics and culture. She also served as deputy bureau chief of the BBC Americas Bureau in Washington, D.C., where she led 200 staffers in the D.C., New York City, Los Angeles and Miami bureaus. She was also senior Europe producer for the BBC Europe Bureau in Brussels, and world duty editor for the BBC World Desk in London, from which she traveled extensively to run breaking news operations, including coverage of the Iraq War.
Gilbert joins Marketplace on Feb. 4, 2013, succeeding longtime Managing Editor George Judson, who was named Marketplace’s senior editor, sustainability, in April.