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

Could you live off of $438 a week?

The poverty threshold for a family of four was $22,811 last year according to Census data. Do you think you could survive on just $1,900 per month? Try our interactive poverty simulation to find out.
Posted In: poverty, simulator, interactive, tough choices

Marketplace Money is on hiatus this week

We're in San Diego working hard to bring you a special show set to air next week on the tough choices poor people have to make.

What are your cows eating? Cookies, ice cream, and more...

The Midwest drought has withered the nation's corn crop and pushed prices up. Now, the market for alternative feed for cattle is skyrocketing -- sending farmers scrambling for cheaper alternatives, like gummy worms and ice cream sprinkles.
Posted In: corn, animal feed, cows, cattle, farmers, candy

PODCAST: Occupy a year later, China trade dispute

A year after protesters descended upon Zuccotti Park to call for financial reform, we look at the legacy of Occupy Wall Street. The Obama administration plans to launch a new trade complaint against China, arguing that it unfairly subsidizes exports of car parts. Plus, China may spend $15 billion buying a bank in Europe, GM wants the government to sell its remaining shares in the automaker, and the teacher's strike continues in Chicago.

Fed unveils QE3, now for some good analogies

The Federal Reserve announced its third round of quantitative easing Thursday to help stimulate the economy. You've heard the explainers. You've seen the videos. Now, let's review all the analogies.
Posted In: QE3, Federal Reserve, whiteboard

PODCAST: U.S. to sell AIG stock, Congress returns

Members of Congress will return to session today. But don't expect a lot to come from Capitol Hill over the next several weeks before Election Day. The U.S. Treasury plans to sell $18 billion shares of AIG stock in a public offering that would reduce its stake by more than half. Katie Couric launches her daytime talk show today. Is she the next Oprah? Plus, Toys "R" Us faces challenges as it releases a tablet for kids, the capital of Vermont is getting into the utility business, and will the Fed announce a new round of economic stimulus?

A list of fact-checking websites

It's election time. Are you looking for a fact-checking website to help you determine what's actually fact and what's fiction? Check out this list.
Posted In: facts

Refrigerator economy: What's inside your fridge?

What do the contents in your refrigerator say about your economy? Send us a photo of the items in your fridge.

When buying a flight, what matters most to you?

What do you consider the most important factor when purchasing an airline ticket? Carrier? Leg room? Price? Time? Other? Let us know.
Posted In: Airlines

A break-up letter with the economy

I've made a pros and cons list, asked my friends, and this is why I'm breaking up with the economy.


With Generous Support From...

Sustainability Coverage

  • The Kendeda Fund
  • Wealth & Poverty Coverage

  • The Ford Foundation