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

U.S. Employment Picture at a Glance

CORRECTED 3/4/2011: This illustration has been updated to display the correct number of employed Americans who work part-time (shown in light gre...
Posted In: bureau of labor statistics, infographic, Jobs, Unemployment

NASA satellite photo shows megastorm blanketing the U.S.

NASA released this chilling satellite photo of the massive snow and ice storm that has spread across nearly one-thirds of the Continental U.S. th...
Posted In: picture this, satellite photo, snow storm, weather

Cell phone service restored for some in Egypt

Vodafone Saturday said it has restored cell phone services to its customers in Egypt following a two-day forced shut down of mobile and internet...
Posted In: cell phone, Egypt, Internet

Best-Ever Super Bowl Ads: Pepsi Max's 'I'm good'

They do a great job illustrating the tagline "Men Can Take Anything." Being a power-tool lover, I can relate to the scene where the guy is cuttin...
Posted In: advertising, business of sports, football, Pepsi Max, Super Bowl

VIDEO: A history of wealth and lifespan visualized

Special thanks to LA comedian and Office star Rainn Wilson for pointing us to this amazing video explainer from the BBC via his hilarious Twitt...
Posted In: explainer, history, visualization, world economy, whiteboard

Steve Jobs takes medical leave from Apple

Apple chief executive Steve Jobs today broke the news in an e-mail that he will take a leave of absence to focus on his health. He handed over th...
Posted In: apple, medical leave, steve jobs

EXCERPT: The Price of Everything

The following excerpt is from The Price of Everything by Eduardo Porter. Listen to the Marketplace interview and learn more about the book....
Posted In: Eduardo Porter, The Price of Everything

The Price of Everything

Title: The Price of Everything: Solving the Mystery of Why We Pay What We Do Author: Eduardo Porter Publisher: Portfolio Hardcover Type: Non F...
Posted In: Eduardo Porter

Starbucks serves up new logo, ditches 'coffee'

Starbucks unveiled a new logo this week that features its trademark Siren front and center, and sheds the words "coffee" and "Starbucks." The new...
Posted In: logo, picture this, starbucks

6 Tips for a Green Christmas

It's easy for Christmas to become the most environmentally unfriendly day of the year--all the tchotchkes, shiny paper, ribbons, and lots and lot...
Posted In: featured


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