Prior to working as a staff reporter at Marketplace David freelanced for Marketplace from New Orleans and St. Louis. Prior to that he worked odd jobs in Seattle, Alaska, Mexico and New York.  He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dog.

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Features by David Weinberg

Tech on the bayou: Louisiana and New Orleans make a play for start-ups

Technology is so integrated with all industries these days that tech companies can locate almost anywhere. New Orleans is pushing its advantages.
Posted In: technology, Bayou, Louisiana, New Orleans

NCAA to debate paying college athletes a stipend

As the NCAA gathers for its annual meeting, is it considering a first step toward paying players?
Posted In: NCAA, Alabama, Duke, student athletes

Going to Plan B when jobless benefits get cut off

For one woman looking for work, unemployment benefits kept certain career options. With Congress not extending benefits, a new plan is in order.
Posted In: unemployment benefits, Jobs, Congress

Bridge-gate aside, traffic studies do not stop traffic

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie recently fired two of his top advisers for their involvement in closing lanes on the George Washington Bridge under the guise of a traffic study.
Posted In: Bridgegate, Chris Christie

Heroin's back - but prescription opiates are still a bigger problem

An increase in heroin use has been reported in many states, in part in response to government efforts to restrict access to prescription opiates.
Posted In: Heroin, drugs, prescription drugs, war on drugs

Where are our jetpacks and flying cars?

As CES opens, exhibitors are showing all sorts of gadgets and apps that will connect you to everything in your home and your car.
Posted In: jetpacks

Watermelon Oreos: A reason to remember 2013?

As we close out the year, we say goodbye to industry-changing successes like "Breaking Bad" and to new products no one wanted, like Watermelon Oreos.
Posted In: New Years, 2013, 2014

New Year's at Applebee's: $375 per person

If you want to spend your New Year’s Eve at Applebee's in Times Square, it'll set you back a mere $375 a head.
Posted In: New Year's eve

Weather Channel free-for-all

DirecTV has launched its own weather-related TV channel right next to the Weather Channel.
Posted In: Weather Channel, directv

Netflix declares the death of Saturday morning cartoons

Netflix comes out with its first original kids' program.
Posted In: netflix, children

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