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

An IRS 1040 Tax form is filled out.

Why tax reform is always promised but never happens

Promises of tax reform come with every presidential campaign. So why no reform?
Posted In: tax code, tax reform, federal taxes

Veterans, abortion and DC’s broken business model

To keep the government running, a bill becomes a legislative vehicle.
Posted In: Congress, government shutdown, veterans, Iran, Planned Parenthood

Junk in space could have impact on earth

The government tracks debris zooming around the earth at upwards of 17,000 mph.
Posted In: space, space junk, NASA, satellite
Workers from HMSHost, an airport food-service company, along with union representatives threaten a strike against HMSHOST at the Miami International Airport last December because of wages.

Low wages partly to blame for stagnant inflation rates

Frozen wages and a changing economy are limiting consumer demand, despite growth.
Posted In: inflation, Fed, wages, interest rates
Republican presidential candidates arrive on stage for the Republican presidential debate on August 6, 2015 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio.

Political campaigns fav donations via Twitter

A collaboration with Square allows campaign contributions directly from tweets.
Posted In: Twitter, Square, campaign contributions, 2016 election, social media

Europe's humanitarian crisis has economic consequences

Economists say the influx will yield long-term benefit, despite short-term costs.
Posted In: european migration, Transportation, European Union, schengen

New FDA rules aim for prevention, rather than reaction

Food makers must detail possible hazards and how they will address them.
Posted In: FDA, Food, outbreak, food recall

Justice Department targets white-collar criminals

A new DOJ memo encourages prosecutors to more aggressively go after executives.
Posted In: white collar, doj, Crime, white-collar crime

Tree bark transforms into fashion in Uganda

Designers are pushing the boundaries of uses for 'bark cloth.'
Posted In: Uganda, fashion, sustainable fashion, sustainability


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