Lindsay Foster Thomas joined the staff of Marketplace as the associate producer/director of Marketplace Money in October 2012.  As the show's associate producer, she helped create show content, edit audio, direct the broadcast and worked closely with the program's host and production staff to make personal finance something listeners wanted to hear about while relaxing on the weekends.

In April 2014, Lindsay became associate producer for Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk, exploring issues surrounding income inequality through on-air and online storytelling.

Before coming to Marketplace, she worked as managing editor of "The State of Things" hosted by Frank Stasio on North Carolina Public Radio (WUNC). While at WUNC, Lindsay's work earned awards from the Radio Televison News Directors Association (RTNDA) and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).  Lindsay has also worked at WVEE, WAOK and WRFG in her native Atlanta, Ga.  She has a masters in journalism from Columbia University in New York and she is a proud alumna of Hampton University, a historically black university situated along the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia where she got her start in radio at WHOV, the campus station. Go Pirates!

Lindsay lives in downtown Los Angeles with a blonde, four-legged roommate named MacKenzie who never pays her half of the rent.  She loves to travel abroad, has an impressively large collection of Archie Comics and she is the past president of the RDU Karaoke Club based in Durham, NC. If you have a story idea, a question, a comment or an L.A. karaoke bar recommendation, feel free to send her a message at


Features by Lindsay Foster Thomas

When commercials 'Keep it real': The rise of realistic advertising

Some companies have begun to show more realistic, diverse images in their advertising campaigns.

Why women don't roar at work

A new study out of Montana State University sheds some light on one reason why women are not treated or compensated as well as men on the job.
Posted In: women in management, women, gender

Giving credit where credit is due

But did you know there’s an unlisted category of consumers? People who have a credit score of more than 800.
Posted In: credit scores, FICO

Like the music? Marketplace's music curators share their favorites

Marketplace’s music curators share the art of picking the perfect bridge in between stories about personal finance and the economy.
Posted In: Music

7 lessons the U.S. government could learn from Marketplace Money

Our listeners are a smart, helpful bunch when it comes to money. Congress seems like it could use some help...
Posted In: government, Personal Finance, government shutdown 2013

11 personal finance basics brought to you by 'The Golden Girls'

"The Golden Girls" didn't just make us laugh; they also taught us a lot about personal finance.
Posted In: Personal Finance

Money mysteries solved

Explaining some terms, phrases and concepts about money you might hear everyday, but not fully understand.
Posted In: money mysteries, explainer, FDIC, piggy banks

The only way to protect yourself from 'The Purge'? Money

A futuristic horror film called "The Purge" opens at the box office this weekend and to survive the horror, you have to have... enough money.
Posted In: movies, film, Crime

Poll: Yes, someone has to go! Which TV character would you fire?

We all have a workplace nuisance. Take out your frustration by firing one of these fictional characters who exhibit bad office behavior.
Posted In: reality tv, Fox

The in-flight delight that is Skymall

Have you ever bought something from Skymall?
Posted In: skymall, airplane travel


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