Katie Long is an associate producer for Marketplace Morning Report. She plans news coverage for the daily show in addition to producing host interviews and series, such as "Pro Tool" and "Brain Drain."

Katie started with Marketplace in 2012 working for the digital team in New York. By 2013, she was directing Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech in Los Angeles. A recent highlight from her field work includes producing a week-long series exploring the ways New Orleans’ business community and schools have changed since Hurricane Katrina. Prior to Marketplace, Katie freelanced for Slate, WNYC, and New York Magazine.

Katie graduated from Duke University, majoring in public policy, with minors in chemistry and political science.


Features by Katie Long

Running interns get some glory

There are a lot of dopey things summer interns get asked to do, but sometimes the assignment is exalted.
Posted In: Supreme Court, buzzfeed, internships

The numbers for June 26, 2013: SCOTUS score card


In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court struck down on Wednesday the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), the federal law which denies same-sex couples the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples. Here's a look at the economic impact of the decision. (Marketplace)


In a third ruling released today, likely overshadowed by the DOMA and Prop 8 decisions, the Supreme Court unanimously threw out the conviction of a Massachusetts financier found guilty of extortion for sending threatening emails to a New York state official. (AP)


Marc Rich, 78, died today. You may remember him as the fugitive commodities trader pardoned late in Bill Clinton's second term. In the early 80s, he fled to Switzerland ahead of indictments for trading with Iran during an embargo in what was then the biggest ever case of tax evasion. (USA Today)

$1.2 million

Swissair Flight 17, Zurich to New York's JFK, arrived a wee bit light yesterday. A shipment of $93 million in cash, en route from Zurich to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, arrived with $1.2 million missing. (Gawker)

The numbers for June 25, 2013: Double trouble


The number of words in a research note put out by an analyst at Oppenheimer Asset Management. It read, "We have no new thoughts. Sell." (WSJ)


Subprime real estate lending nearly destroyed the U.S. economy in 2008. There's news today that subprime lives on for auto loans, 15% of which are subprime. (WaPo)

$9.6 billion

In 2009, Apollo Global Management bet $2 billion on polypropylene maker LyondellBasell Industries. Now Apollo is cashing out to the tune of $ 9.6 billion, which Bloomberg calculates to be "the biggest gain ever on a private-equity investment." (Bloomberg)


Come July 1, the interest rate on new subsidized Stafford student loans could double from 3.4 percent to 6.8 percent. Curious what that means for you? Read our break down here. (Marketplace)

Talk to the hand, now you can

A new wearable bluetooth phone lets you make a call from a glove.
Posted In: cell phone

The numbers for June 24, 2013: Lucky number 7


You can rejoice, Twinkie lovers. Hostess, the Twinkies maker, which went into bankruptcy to reorganize earlier this year, in part by firing 15,000 union workers, has announced the sugary treat will be back on store shelves by the ides of July. (AP)

7 to 1

In a 7-1 ruling, the Supreme Court decided to send a high-profile affirmative action case, Fisher v. University of Texas, back to the lower courts for a fresh look. (NYT)

Game 7

The Miami Heat's game 7 win over the San Antonio Spurs came in as the second-highest-rated NBA game to ever air on ABC. A 2010 game between the Lakers and the Celtics remains number one for the network. (Hollywood Reporter)


The Financial Times reports the pay of top bankers is trending downward: The paper calculates that average pay is down 10 percent for the CEO's of the 15 biggest banks. (We can't all be lucky number 7's.) (FT)

FBI requests 'Portlandia' clip for training

The FBI has asked IFC sketch comedy show 'Portlandia' for rights to use a clip from the program in its advanced intelligence training classes.
Posted In: FBI, Portland, television, comedy

The numbers for June 21, 2013: Netting out

Net negative

Between 2005 and 2012, the number of Mexicans returning to their home country offset the number coming to the U.S., according to the Pew Hispanic Center. That's in comparison to 2000, a peak, in which more than 700,000 Mexicans came to the U.S. (WSJ)

Net positive

"Yeah", "discuss", "give". New research out of MIT says those words will help you win your business meeting. (WSJ)

The room number for Obama's immigration war room at the Dirksen Senate Office Building (h/t Wonkblog's Wonkbook Number of the Day). (NYT)

11- and 12-years-olds

If you follow sports even a little, you know that champions were crowned yesterday after a hard-fought series. We're speaking of course, of the National Marbles Tournament in Wildwood, New Jersey. Emily Cavacini, 11, and Cooper Fisher, 12, took home the titles. Oh, and also yesterday, the Miami Heat knocked off the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals. (U.S. News)

Woody Harrelson isn't giving up on good ol' paper

The 51-year-old actor has just launched an environmentally-friendly paper product.
Posted In: paper, staples

The numbers for June 20, 2013: Friends, Romans, Countrymen lend me your...Twitter feed

1 billion

Talk about high definition! NASA just took a billion-pixel photo of Mars. (NASA)

More than 100,000

Or should we say more than C (c'mon plebs, that's the Roman numeral for 100,000). It's also the number of Latin language followers the Pope has. (Buzzfeed)

$30 million

Public school students in Los Angeles will soon tote iPads to class instead of textbooks. The second largest public school district in America is starting with $30 million worth of the tablet devices. (Engadget)

$200 million

The Astrodome was once the pride of Houston, the world's first domed, air-conditioned stadium. But it's now a mess, deemed unfit for occupancy. Now the county has unveiled a nearly $200-million plan to save it. (Culture Map Houston)

The numbers for June 19, 2013: The economics of seat cushions

$200 billion

The amount the Congressional Budget Office estimates the Senate's immigration reform bill will save the government over the next 10 years. Most of that net benefit comes from new immigrant tax revenue. (AP)

17 inches

A new proposed limit on the width of stadium seat cushions at the University of Oregon. The university says cushions are taking up too much room during football games. Football stadium restrictions seem to be in vogue right now: The NFL has angered female fans by banning bags and purses. (The Oregonian)

33,860 trillion

The number of calculations a new Chinese supercomputer can do per second. That's more than enough to make it the world's fastest, beating out the American machine that had the title. (CBS News)

46 percent

The amount of drivers who still use printed maps for directions. Those who say they use GPS for navigation admit that computers have led them off-track more than four times. (Michelin)


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