Jolie Myers is a former associate producer for Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty desk. 

Myers joined Marketplace in 2009 as a fill-in producer. Before joining the Wealth & Poverty desk, she was the director of the Marketplace Morning Report

Myers is a graduate of Michigan State University where she received her bachelor’s degree in journalism.  A native of Grand Ledge, Mich., Myers now resides in Los Angeles.


Features By Jolie Myers



Income Upshot: Homer Simpson edition

The Income Upshot tool can tell you how people at your income level live, work and play. But you can also find out a lot about other people in the public eye.
Posted In: Homer Simpson, census

A football fantasy: Ranking the NFL with economics

As the pro football season kicks off, the Marketplace Wealth & Poverty Desk is looking beyond passing yards and fumbles. Our W&P power rankings put the NFL team with the highest median income on top.
Posted In: NFL, football, median income, San Francisco, Detroit

The brands that say U.S.A. (but aren't based here)

Several brands that top a list of the 25 most patriotic brands in America aren't exactly American anymore.
Posted In: Jeep, Coke, brands, Wilson, Budweiser, Zippo, Marlboro, John Deere

College athletes team up on a different court

We're expecting movement today in the case that could decide whether college athletes share in the billions of dollars in broadcast and video game revenues
Posted In: NCAA, Sports, college

Record number of moms are breadwinners

A new study from the Pew Research Center finds that four-in-ten families have mothers who are the primary or sole earner.
Posted In: single mothers, economic trends, demographics, pew

Photos: You know you're wealthy when...

People from all backgrounds weigh in on what makes a person wealthy.
Posted In: Wealth and Poverty, wealth

QUIZ: What do you know about poverty in America?

We ran the numbers on poverty in the U.S. -- from the number of Americans on food stamps to the unemployment rate for African-Americans. Take our 10-question quiz to see how much you know.
Posted In: poverty, quiz

Tough Choices: How the poor spend money

Three families living around the poverty line in San Diego tell Marketplace Money what it means to spend money when you don't have a whole lot of it.
Posted In: child poverty, Personal Finance, San Diego, Housing, cars, wealth gap, economic mobility, tough choices, poverty

The psychology of poverty

One Harvard professor says being poor not only impacts people financially, but mentally as well
Posted In: poor, tough choices, psychology, behavioral economics

Falling into poverty: A family’s story

Clifford Fleischbein and DeeDee Varner used to make $250,000 a year. They're now living just above the poverty line in San Diego.
Posted In: tough choices, poverty


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