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

Oil spill may harm shrimp, fish industries

The oil rig explosion off the Louisiana coast continues to spew thousands of gallons of oil daily. While the cause of the incident remains to be...
Posted In: oil rig accident

Top 10 mortgage fraud states

A report released by the Mortgage Asset Research Institute showed that mortgage fraud is still on the rise. Mortgage fraud incidents increased 7...
Posted In: mortgage fraud

You've got a new home, Charlie Brown

The marketing rights for Charlie Brown, Snoopy and the rest of the gang are changing hands....
Posted In: Iconix, Peanuts

After 11 years, Dunkin' Donuts returns to Russia

Dunkin' Donuts is coming back to Russia after leaving the country in 1999. It will open its first of 20 planned stores in Moscow. The move comes 11...
Posted In: Dunkin' Donuts, Russia

Merkel to Greece: Show us the cuts, before you get the bucks

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says her country is ready to help out debt-ridden Greece, but it "must to do its homework first." The chancellor...
Posted In: Greece

Study links early drinking to watching R-rated films

Researchers at Dartmouth Medical School have found that middle-school children who are forbidden to watch R-rated movies are less likely to start...
Posted In: drinking, r-rated movies

Issues with debt for some college grads

A study released by the College Board Advocacy & Policy Center says almost 17 percent of 2008 graduates borrowed $30,500 or more to get their...
Posted In: graduate debt

Court to hear video game case

Video game legislation is heading to the High Court. The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday it will decide whether a California law that bans the sale...
Posted In: Supreme Court, video games

New study to track impact of cell phones on health

Five European countries are launching a new long-term study on the effects of cell phone usage on one's health. The study will follow at least 250...
Posted In: cell phones

Redbox reaches deal with Fox, Universal

Cheap DVD kiosk company Redbox has reached a deal on legal disputes with Universal Studios and Twentieth Century Fox. Under the distribution...
Posted In: DVDs, Redbox


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