Jeff Tyler is a reporter for Marketplace’s Los Angeles bureau and reports on issues related to immigration and Latin America. Tyler began his career at Marketplace producing and editing stories and in 2000 his desire to report allowed him to move to the other side of the microphone becoming a foreign correspondent for the program. Tyler admits that working for Marketplace has given him a crash course in world economics. His work has taken him from Argentina and Brazil to Indonesia and Pakistan. A California native, Tyler is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley. After college, he worked for a travel guide company, writing a guide for Honduras and editing a travel guide for Mexico.
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Posted In: Latin America, Mexico, middle class
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Posted In: Obama campaign, Immigration, budget, Barack Obama, campaign, nonprofit
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Posted In: Carlos Slim, Khan Academy, Mexico, spanish, Education
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Posted In: Lennar, Housing, real estate
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Posted In: pawn, Pawn Stars, loans, pawn shop
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Posted In: television, commercials, DVR, advertising
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Posted In: Google, FTC, Internet search
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