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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.

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Features by Matt Berger

Los Angeles by electric bike: An alternative, alternative commute

Cars outnumber drivers in Los Angeles nearly two to one, but you don't necessarily need one to get around, according to one frugal commuter who does it on an electric-assisted bike.
Posted In: Transportation

Car vs. Bike vs. Bus: A comparison of three LA commutes

There are few ideas less believable than commuting to work in Los Angeles on a bicycle. One of those ideas is commuting to work on an electric-as...
Posted In: bike, bus, cars, commute, los angeles, train

Your Ad Here: Morgan Spurlock celebrates product placement

Morgan Spurlock, the documentarian best known for experimenting with a McDonald's-only diet in the movie "Super-Size Me," joined Kai Ryssdal...
Posted In: Morgan Spurlock, picture this, product placement

Video: Paul Allen, the 60 Minutes Interview

CBS's television news magazine 60 Minutes featured Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen on its program this weekend, in coordination with the billiona...
Posted In: paul allen

Japan's nuclear power plants in trouble

An aerial view shows the quake-damaged Fukushima nuclear power plant in the Japanese town of Futaba, Fukushima prefecture on March 12, 2011. Japa...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, nuclear power, picture this

FACTSHEET: Japan's largest earthquakes on record

Japan's devastating 8.9-magnitude earthquake, which struck the region Friday and set off a giant tsunami, is expected to go down in history as on...
Posted In: aftershocks, earthquake, Japan, largest on record

MID-DAY UPDATE: YouTube, Web bring Japan quake to your desktop

There is one big story today playing out around the world. An 8.9-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan last night, triggering a tsunami that has...
Posted In: earthquake, Japan, mid-day update, tsunami

TWITTER: Watching the tsunami from the 17th floor in Waikiki

Marketplace reporter Adriene Hill and producer Angela Kim were in Hawaii this week reporting on a future story for the sustainability beat when t...
Posted In: Hawaii, picture this, tsunami, Twitter, waikiki

How honest do you think Wall Street executives are?

In a federal court in New York tomorrow, jury selection begins for the high-profile insider-trading trial of Raj Rajaratnam. He is a hedge-fund b...
Posted In: executives, hedge funds, Wall Street

PR Firm: Sorry Tunisia, we quit

In a story today on Marketplace, reporter David Gura explores why the PR firm, Washington Media Group, decided to break a half-million-dollar con...
Posted In: middle east, pr, Tunisia

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