Krissy Clark is the senior reporter for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk. Prior to joining Marketplace, Clark was the Los Angeles Bureau Chief for KQED public radio’s California Report, a syndicated show where she explored how people’s everyday lives intersect with Southern California’s economy, changing demographics, crime, justice and education systems. Clark is an award-winning public radio journalist and documentary-maker and her work has been featured regularly on NPR's Morning Edition and All Things Considered, the BBC, Marketplace, and Freakonomics Radio. She was formerly a documentary producer for American RadioWorks, and on the founding staff of APM's news and culture show Weekend America. She spent her early career in a small town in Colorado, covering the rural American West for High Country News. Clark was one of a team of reporters from KQED and California Watch to receive a rare IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors) Medal for a 2011 investigation into the seismic safety of California's elementary schools. The series also won a Scripps-Howard Award. Clark’s radio documentary Foreclosure City, about Las Vegas and its role as the epicenter of the nation’s foreclosure crisis, was a finalist for the Livingston Award in 2009. She was a finalist for a Third Coast Award in 2009 for a story about California's ban on same-sex marriage. In 2004, her documentary on the legacy of nuclear weapons development in the American West won Best Documentary from PRNDI (Public Radio News Directors Inc.). In 2009 Clark earned a Knight Journalism Fellowship to spend a year at Stanford University researching location-aware technologies as tools for story-telling. She is the founder of Storieseverywhere.org, a location-based, mobile-phone storytelling project whose audio installations have been exhibited by The New Museum’s Festival of Ideas in NYC in collaboration with StoryCorps and at San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Clark graduated cum laude from Yale University, earning a B.A. with honors in The Humanities. She grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area thanks to her great-great grandfather, who immigrated there on a mule.
Posted In: BART, Transit
A labor dispute in the San Francisco area launched a surprising debate about the future of work in the new economy.
Posted In: BART, Labor Unions
BART employees and management are in the midst of a 60-day cooling-off period, but with little progress reported so far, another strike could be coming.
Posted In: foreclosure, underwater mortgage, eminent domain
Richmond, California is attempting to keep homeowners in their homes by using eminent domain to buy underwater mortgages, and the banks don't like it.
Posted In: Bank of America, mortgage fraud
The Department of Justice and the SEC are both suing Bank of America for allegedly misleading investors about the risks of mortgage-back securities.
Posted In: safety net
In our series of safety net confessionals, the story of a man who says hard work and sacrifice were the safest nets for him.