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

Who are the 50 wealthiest members of Congress?

Did your lawmaker make the list? Check out the full list of the 50 richest members of Congress compiled using data from the Washington publication "The Hill."
Posted In: Congress

Money slang: Marketplace's urban finance dictionary

Money, business, dollars -- all fine terms we use everyday, but boring! Here are some other ways to talk cash.

PODCAST: Fallout from JPMorgan's huge loss

We look at the JPMorgan Chase debacle that caused a $2 billion loss and explore how it may affect European banks and financial regulation efforts. Plus, meet the trader the losses are being attributed to: the London Whale. A new study says millennials are less likely to be brand loyal. And we look at young activists who are suing the government over climate change and the costs of dancing ballet.

PODCAST: Obama heads to Hollywood, Fed OKs Chinese bank moves

President Obama could raise as much as $15 million at a fundraiser in Hollywood. The fundraiser comes on the heels of his endorsement of gay marriage. We speak with Gallup's Frank Newport about how Americans feel about same-sex marriage. The Fed has approved three Chinese banks expanding into the U.S. And in other international news, we take a look at the ongoing woes in the eurozone, Russia's troubled aviation industry, and a territorial dispute between China and the Philippines.

PODCAST: An uncertain future for Greece, Post Office keeps rural posts open

Turmoil surrounds Greece as the nation remains without a new government. Profits are up at Disney, Toyota, and Macy's. In housing news, mortgage delinquencies are down. We take a look at how banks are adopting the mortgage settlement rules. The Post Office holds back on more closures. And do you like the all-you-can-eat business model? Well, David Lazarus of the L.A. Times says those plans aren't really good for business.

PODCAST: AMC in talks with Chinese buyer, ABC and Univision plan new cable channel

Movie theater chain AMC Entertainment is entertaining selling off a big chunk of itself to a Chinese theater operator. ABC and Univision plan to launch a new English-language TV channel next year. And we look at stories involving student loans, Dunkin' Donuts, and more troubles with Spain. Plus, we speak with world-renowned chef Charlie Trotter about why he's closing his Chicago restaurant.

Americans plan to travel more this summer

A new survey finds Americans plan to take more vacation trips during the summer and are placing a higher priority on value compared to the past.
Posted In: summer, Travel, summer vacation

PODCAST: Taxpayers lose on mortgage settlement, Ford's turnaround

What's the driving force behind Ford's turnaround? CEO Alan Mulally discusses from Detroit. Down South, reality TV is looking for new voices in the backwoods. Prices are rising -- for both food ingredients and gas. Britain and France are set to sign a nuclear energy deal. Whitney Houston's estate isn't making much money from all those "I Will Always Love You" plays. We explain why. Plus, what does the spectrum auction mean? And are taxpayers bailing out the banks again?

PODCAST: Who gets the big holiday tips, impact of the payroll tax cut extension

Congress has passed the payroll tax cut extension. We take a look at what the means for consumers. We have some numbers for you: Consumer spending grew just 0.1 percent in November, while orders for U.S. factory goods went up 3.8 percent. Plus, what is the most pessimistic country in the world? And find out which professions receive the biggest holiday tips.
Posted In: consumer spending, France, payroll tax, tips

PODCAST: Merkel wants more Europe, Japan's economy growing

Here are today's top headlines from the Marketplace Morning Report: German Chancellor Angela Merkel is calling for a stronger political union in Europe to tackle its debt problems. Japan's economy grew at 6 percent last quarter. The Supreme Court will hear will hear arguments over President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, and more headlines from around the web.
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast


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