Kimberly covers politics and general news for Marketplace from the Washington, D.C. Bureau.

Before moving to DC, Kimberly reported on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring as a freelance journalist based in Cairo. Her work aired on multiple networks in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. While in Cairo, her work was recognized with awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication. She also was competitively selected for the International Women’s Media Foundation “Great Lakes” Reporting fellowship to Uganda, where Kimberly reported stories on environmental, economic, and LGBT issues.

Before shifting to freelancing, Kimberly worked as a producer for NPR from the DC headquarters, covering politics, arts, culture, and breaking news. She began as assistant to Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr, and working with him until he passed away. At NPR, she also produced for Weekend Edition and the Washington Political Unit. In 2011, Kimberly was competitively selected for NPR's reporter training program, during which she reported for WBUR in Boston.

Kimberly holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a graduate diploma in political science from the American University in Cairo.


Features by Kimberly Adams

Triathletes took part in the 3800 m swimming leg of the Ironman Copenhagen 2015 in Copenhagen on Monday.

China's Wanda buys Ironman race series

Conglomerate says it paid $650 million for the company that owns the triathlon.
Posted In: China, Ironman triathlon, consumer
Chipotle is going on a hiring spree

Today, burritos. Tomorrow, a company car?

Chipotle plans to hire 4,000 new workers, pitching potential career advancement.
Posted In: Chipotle, Fast-casual, restaurants, labor
Firefighters prepare to start a backfire operation ahead of the Rocky Fire near Clearlake, California.

Western states scrambling for more firefighters

Wildfires are burning in 10 states, exhausting resources and manpower.
Posted In: wildfires, West, Australia, New Zealand, prisons
The U.S. Federal Reserve building in Washington, D.C.

Inflation barely moving, despite the Fed's efforts

The Federal Reserve wants inflation at about 2% steady inflation.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, Fed minutes, employment, inflation
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) speaks during a speech hosted by the Foreign Policy Initiative last Friday in New York City. Rubio has missed almost a third of his senate votes this year.

Do members of Congress take vacation time to campaign?

A listener wonders how the Senate's presidential candidates can work and run.
Posted In: politics, campaign, 2016 election
Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry fields a question during a presidential forum hosted by FOX News and Facebook in Cleveland, OH on August 6.

Super PACs picking up the tab for campaign activities

Despite millions from supporters, Rick Perry can't make his staff payroll.
Posted In: Rick Perry, super PACs, 2016 election
Netflix will now offer employees unlimited parental leave.

When will we see tech industry benefits for everyone?

Probably not for a while, but there is a ripple effect.
Posted In: compensation, vacation, benefits, Silicon Valley

Congress weighing stronger FDA rules on e-cigs

In the meantime, some communities have made their own regulations.
Posted In: e-cigs, e-cigarettes, FDA, Congress
Aprecia Pharmaceuticals' new 3-D printed pills — the first FDA-approved 3-D printed drug product.

Drug made with 3-D printer wins first FDA approval

Aprecia Pharmaceuticals got the OK for its epilepsy drug.
Posted In: 3D printing, drugs, FDA
Pharmacy Technician Sapriece Barrett

What if Medicare could bargain over drug prices?

Currently, Medicare is banned from negotiating directly with drug companies.
Posted In: Medicare, prescription drugs, healthcare costs


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