Matt Berger was the former Digital Director at Marketplace and has worked as a journalist and digital producer for over a decade in the areas of business, technology and arts and lifestyle.

Berger started his journalism career as a daily newspaper reporter in the San Francisco Bay Area. At the height of the tech boom in 2000, he got a job in downtown San Francisco covering high tech and venture capital for the Silicon Valley magazine Upside and its website. When Upside went downside in the 2001 dot-com bubble, Berger moved a few blocks down Market Street as a technology reporter and correspondent for a global news wire service operated by magazine and Internet publisher IDG.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2010, Berger was the Executive Producer for Interactive at The Taunton Press, a publisher of lifestyle magazines, books, and digital products.


Features by Matt Berger

The Economy: A survival guide with Kai Ryssdal

video platform video managementvideo solutionsvideo player ...
Posted In: Economy, video

INFOGRAPHIC: U.S. employment picture at a glance

The economy added 117,000 jobs in July, sending the nation's unemployment rate down to 9.1 percent for the month, according today's monthly emplo...
Posted In: infographic, Jobs, picture this, unemployment

It's all about the Benjamins: The U.S. debt in perspective

As the debt ceiling debate drags on in Congress, the political whirlwind that's dominated the news can sometimes cloud the reality of the real...
Posted In: debt limit, infographic, picture this

Warhol painting fetches $1.3 million in online-only auction

Online auctions aren't just for Beanie Babies anymore. Today, the online auction site Artnet said that it has sold what might be the most expens...
Posted In: andy warhol, artnet, picture this

From the video vault, Kai does the numbers

I stumbled upon this pearl from the WBEZ video archive during a random YouTube search this morning. For no other reason than it's funny and i...
Posted In: kai ryssdal, video

Everyone wants to be a Budget Hero, at least on Twitter

The latest version of the budget-balancing game Budget Hero, produced by our newsroom partners from American Public Media's Public Insight Network,...
Posted In: budget hero, federal budget

You can be a 'Budget Hero' even if Congress can't

Policy makers on Capitol Hill are struggling to agree on how to address the nation's deficit, but just how well do you think you could do if give...
Posted In: budget, game

Playlist: Cashing in on 'Carmageddon'

Posted by Jennifer Collins In honor of the closing of the 405 freeway in Los Angeles this month, here's a playlist of tunes inspired by that usu...

PODCAST: Greece, IMF, cheese, and the day's top headlines

On this Memorial Day the U.S. markets are closed but bankers are busy in Europe, where policy makers are investigating whether or not Greece will...
Posted In: mid-day update, podcast

Tipping Trends: Help us tell the story

Dinner, haircut, taxi ride, hotel bell hop, valet parking: How do you decide when and how much to tip for services? In an effort to unravel the ...
Posted In: gratuity, infographic, tips


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