Ethan Lindsey first worked on the Marketplace Morning Report in 2004 and returned in 2010. In the interim, he worked as a reporter at the Oregon Public Broadcasting. One of Lindsey’s first jobs out of college was clipping and summarizing news for the President and the White House.

In 2009, Lindsey won a Peabody Award for his work as a reporter at Oregon Public Broadcasting.  He was also awarded a Fulbright fellowship, which allowed him to report in Germany for a year.  One of the highlights of his fellowship was a trip to Trossingen, Germany, the birthplace of the harmonica.  He had the pleasure of interviewing the curator of the harmonica museum and reporting on the history of the instrument.

Lindsey graduated from UC Berkeley, with a degree in English. In addition, he received his Masters at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. 

Lindsey currently resides in Los Angeles and enjoys hiking, camping and skiing in his free time.  He is a die-hard Cal football fan and has been known to globe-trot in order to catch a game.


Features by Ethan Lindsey

Behind the Data: Pet ownership by income bracket

We examine what a person's income says about what pets they own.

Behind the Data: Commute time by income bracket

We looked at the relationship between a person's income and their daily commute.

Behind the Data: Car type by income bracket

What can a person's income tell you about the type of car they drive?

Behind the Data: Home ownership by income bracket

A person's income can reveal whether they tend to own, or rent, their place of residence.

Behind the Data: Marital status by income bracket

Are you married? Divorced? Single? If you reveal your income, data can shed light on marital status trends.

The numbers for August 30, 2013: Animals

2 hours

New York subway lines B and Q were shut down for two hours yesterday, in Brooklyn, as transit employees searched for two kittens that scurried down near the third rail. The kittens are now safe.(NY Post)


The going rate for a 10-foot alligator caught during Louisiana's alligator hunting season, which kicked off this week. The cost of a whole alligator could jump 10 percent over last year. (Marketplace)

20 million

The number of shares of stock that weren't processed by the Nasdaq on one day in 1987, after a squirrel touched off a power failure in Trumbull, Conn. That left the exchange offline for 82 minutes, and is being remembered this week after Nasdaq said software -- and not a squirrel -- was to blame for last week's outage. (NYT)

The numbers for August 29, 2013: Dollar signs, revealed

$52.6 billion

A leaked report of American intelligence spending shows a sharp increase in top secret budget requests since 2001, and a growing investment in both defensive and offensive cyber operations. (WP)

$765 million

Former pro football players and the NFL reached a tentative deal to settle claims over concussion-related brain injuries. The money will go to compensate players and medical research. (ESPN)

The numbers for August 28, 2013: 1963


The list of demands from the original March on Washington, in 1963, included an increase in the minimum wage, to $2 per hour. If you factor in inflation, that works out to a demand for a minimum wage about twice as high as it is currently. (Business Insider)


Black households in 2011 earned 59 percent of what white households earned -- up slightly from 55 percent in 1967, but in actual dollars, the income gap has grown. (Pew Research Center)

The numbers for August 27, 2013: Known unknowns


The 'XX' represents the fact that we actually don't know the date the U.S. Treasury is going to run out of money. But the rhetoric is heating up in Washington over what we're going to do about raising the debt ceiling. (NYT)


If you ask an economist, that's what she'd tell you if you asked how confident the American consumer is. What does that mean? Well, for one thing, that's stronger than last month, and stronger than expected. (Bloomberg)

The numbers for August 26, 2013: That's worth what?

$750 million

The U.S. Open tennis tournament dubs itself as the biggest annual sporting event in the world, by attendance. Event organizers also say it brings in $200 million more to New York than the Super Bowl. (Marketplace)

$3.5 billion

A filing in Delaware shows that taxi-alternative and transportation company Uber is valued far higher than most imagined, in part because the company reports it is on track to bring in $125 million in revenue in 2013. (AllThingsD)

1 million

A cockroach "prison break" in China reportedly means the insects are on the loose near a village in China. A farmer was raising them to sell for traditional, medicinal purposes. (Discovery News)


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