Sarah Gilbert is the Acting Vice President for News Programming at NPR. Previously, she was the Executive Producer for Morning Edition, during which time she created and launched Up First, NPR's morning news podcast.
Sarah Gilbert began her career in journalism at ITN in London, then moved to senior field production roles on the BBC's International desk. While based out of London she covered the 2003 conflict in Iraq, then moved to Brussels to cover breaking news across continental Europe.
She was next stationed in Washington D.C., from where she led the corporation's cross-platform election coverage in 2008. She went on to serve as Executive Producer for Americana, the weekly news and culture show broadcast from Washington, DC.
Sarah returned to NPR in 2014 from Marketplace in Los Angeles, where she was Managing Editor. She became the Executive Producer of Morning Edition in 2015.