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.