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

Before moving to D.C., 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 U.S., Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong and elsewhere. While reporting in Cairo, she received awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication. She was also competitively selected for the International Women’s Media Foundation “Great Lakes” Reporting fellowship to Uganda, where she reported on environmental, economic and LGBT issues.

Prior to freelancing, Kimberly worked as a producer for NPR from the D.C. headquarters, covering politics, arts, culture, and breaking news. She began as assistant to Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr, 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

A pedestrian walks by a Sprint store in San Francisco, California.

Your credit score might be costing more than you think

Sprint recently settled for almost $3 million related to "risk-based pricing"
Posted In: FTC, credit report, credit score, Sprint

Veteran unemployment improving, but unequally

Veterans have lower unemployment than civilians, but it's harder for young vets.
Posted In: veterans, Unemployment, bureau of labor statistics

Corporations cashing in on cheap debt while they can

U.S. companies raised more than $800 billion in corporate bonds so far this year.
Posted In: bonds, debt, corporate finance, interest rates

Sherwin-Williams wants germ-killing walls in hospitals

The company says its new paint kills 99.9 percent of infection-causing bacteria.
Posted In: painting, sherwin-williams, Antibacterial, antibiotics

Even in tough times, Americans remain optimistic

Most people feel they have a fair opportunity to achieve the life they hope for.
Posted In: Marketplace-Edison Economic Anxiety Poll, Anxiety Index, luck
Boeing corporate logo

Despite solid numbers, analysts cautious about Boeing

A slowdown in the defense sector is offset by commercial sales, for now.
Posted In: Boeing, defense spending, airline industry
Chinese vendors unload onions at a local food market in Beijing, China.

Do China's GDP numbers matter?

Its economy is slowing, but how fast depends on whose numbers you believe.
Posted In: China, China growth, GDP
Sen. Bernie Sanders, Hillary Clinton and Martin O'Malley walk on stage at the Democratic presidential debate.

'Burn rate' a snapshot of campaign health

How fast candidates spend can matter as much as how much money they raise.
Posted In: 2016 election, campaign finance, fundraising, burn rate
Space is swirling with thousands of pieces of debris.

One man's space trash ...

The cloud of debris orbiting the Earth looks to some like a business opportunity.
Posted In: space, space junk, insurance, satellite, lockheed martin


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