Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace, overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features and special projects. He also films, edits, and produces the popular economic explainer video series, Marketplace Whiteboard, hosted by Paddy Hirsch. Paranada's multimedia work has been featured via Marketplace Money collaborations with The New York Times, the Marketplace Minute as well as projects like “Lot 354: Anatomy of the Housing Crisis,” and “Bailout: Follow the Money,” a special report tracking the disbursement and repayment of government bailout funds.

Paranada joined Marketplace in 2008 during the height of the financial crisis and has worked with every Marketplace program. Prior to Marketplace, he wrote and reported for diverse news organizations such as Mother Jones, Los Angeles CityBeat, The Huffington Post, Us Weekly and The Cape Argus Tonight in South Africa. Paranada has also worked closely with students as an editorial assistant at the Constitutional Rights Foundation and a volunteer at the nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826LA. Paranada reported on the 2008 presidential election through a News21 fellowship from the Carnegie Corporation and Knight Foundation. He also participated in the 2010 Fulbright Berlin Capital Program, which enabled him to partake in a series of seminars and visits to German media, political and cultural institutions.  

He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of Southern California and bachelor’s degrees in English and communications from the University of California, Davis. A native of Vallejo, Calif., Paranada currently resides in Los Angeles where he enjoys playing tennis, listening to music and traveling.


Features by Daryl Paranada

How to get rid of your student loans without paying

Loan forgiveness and discharge programs may help ease -- or even erase -- your student loan burden.
Posted In: frederal student loans, student loan debt, student debt

How not to get hit by a train

A public service ad campaign promoting train safety has gone viral, but does funding a questionable PSA dilute your message?
Posted In: marketing, viral marketing, advertising, ad campaign

Royal baby watch: What a celebrity baby can reap

As the world awaits the birth of the next Royal heir, a look at what a celebrity baby photo is worth to magazines.
Posted In: baby, royal, Kate Middleton, Prince William, celebrity

NFL's bag ban angers female fans

The NFL is limiting the size and type of bags that can be brought into a stadium.
Posted In: NFL, bag ban, bags

Ohio State's 'quirky' President E. Gordon Gee to retire

Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee announced his retirement Tuesday, following a series of questionable comments that put him in hot water -- referring to "those damn Catholics" at Notre Dame in a joke and taking jabs at the academic quality of rival schools.

In a conference call, Gee insisted he wasn't retiring because of his comments.

"I live in turbulent times and I've had a lot of headwinds, and so almost every occasion, I have just moved on," Gee said. "I have regrets when I have said things that I shouldn't have said, but I have no regrets about having a sense of humor and having a thick skin and enjoying life."

Gee served as Ohio State's president from 1990 to 1997 and 2007 until now. He has one of the largest compensation packages among public university presidents in the nation, which he acknowledged in a 2012 Marketplace interview.

"I've never been in the position of defending my salary. I look at the output and hopefully the people of Ohio are getting a good effort out of me. The quality of my institution is something that I take great pride in," he said.

Self-described as "quirky as hell," Gee joked that he has one month left "to ruin the university."

OSU Provost Joseph A. Alutto will serve as interim president until the the school's board of trustees can find a replacement.

The words missing in China on the anniversary of Tiananmen Square

Today marks the anniversary of the Chinese government's 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy protesters in Tiananmen Square.
Posted In: Tiananmen Square, China, Weibo

Old Economy Steve: A meme for frustrated Millennials

The meme that voices the economic frustrations of Millennials.
Posted In: baby boomers, memes, millennials, Millennial Generation

Spanish ad has a secret message only kids can see (video)

Technology in an advertisement for a Spanish organization let's adults and kids see different messages at the same time.
Posted In: marketing, viral marketing, advertising, advertisements, children

Map: You may be paying way more for birth control

It pays to shop around for prescription drugs.
Posted In: birth control, maps, prescription

The money behind 'The Great Gatsby:' From Fitzgerald to the adaptations

A look at the finances behind the author of "The Great Gatsby" and its film adaptations.
Posted In: film, The Great Gatsby


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