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: furlough, IRS, HUD, sequestration, sequester, government
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Posted In: data, privacy, opt out
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Posted In: Grubhub, Seamless, delivery services, Food
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Posted In: temp work, discrimination, African American, latino
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Posted In: flash crash, automated trading
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Posted In: Somalia, famine, draught, UN
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Posted In: undocumented, immigrant, Chicago
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Posted In: undocumented, Chicago, temporary staffing
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Posted In: temp work, undocumented, immigrant, Chicago, raiteros
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Posted In: raiteros, Immigration, Chicago
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