Professor Sarah Bartlett founded both the Urban Reporting and the Business & Economics subject concentrations at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and currently oversees the Urban Reporting program. She also helped found the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Journalism School and is a member of its board of advisors.
Before joining the faculty, Bartlett held the Bloomberg Chair of Business Journalism at Baruch College and was the host of U$A Inc., a half-hour, weekly show on CUNY-TV. She is a board member of CUNY TV’s foundation.
Bartlett began covering business as a researcher/reporter at Fortune magazine. She then moved to BusinessWeek, where she served as a staff reporter and an associate editor from 1983 to 1988, and an assistant managing editor from 1992 to 1998.
She was a reporter at The New York Times from 1988 to 1992, covering urban affairs, as well as business and finance. In addition, she has been a contributing editor to Inc. magazine, and the editor-in-chief of Oxygen Media.
Along with hundreds of articles, she has written two books, Schools of Ground Zero: Early Lessons learned in Children’s Environmental Health (2002), co-authored with John Petrarca, and The Money Machine: How KKR Manufactured Power and Profits (1991). Bartlett received her B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Philosophy in Development Studies from the University of Sussex in England.