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.
Posted In: food stamps, SNAP, hunger
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Posted In: tax, states, fiscal cliff
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Posted In: porn, condoms, San Fernando Valley
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Posted In: porn, Personal Finance, adult film industry
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Posted In: Latino community, Latino voters
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Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, Walmart
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Posted In: soda tax, diabetes, california
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Posted In: tax incentive, los angeles, tax breaks
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Posted In: Mexico, tomato, free trade
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Posted In: Obama-care, Affordable Care Act, health insurance
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