Nancy Farghalli is the senior editor of Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk. In this position, she works with a reporting team to cover social mobility, wealth disparity, and the economics of mobility.   

Nancy has had several roles throughout her time at Marketplace, including senior producer. She led production of live events, such as Marketplace’s 25th anniversary road show tour. She also collaborated with the BBC, The New York Times, and ProPublica on joint investigative and immersive series, focused on health care economics, immigration, and wage politics. Nancy played a critical role in special coverage streams—including the presidential election in 2012, the Middle East and the Arab Spring.

Nancy worked on the Emmy award-winning series Big Sky, Big Money, a PBS FRONTLINE documentary about money in politics, produced in partnership with Marketplace. She is also a past recipient of a McCloy Fellowship in Journalism for the study of immigration economics and politics in Europe.


Features by Nancy Farghalli

NFL owners, players tackle salaries

NFL owners and the players union have until March to come up with a new labor agreement before the salary cap expires for next season, which would mean salaries could skyrocket for some players and fall for others. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Big BCS payouts go only to a select few

College football's Bowl Championship Series kicks off New Year's Day. The week-long series of games brings in a lot of money for the invited schools and their conferences -- and complaints from schools not included. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

U.S. eyes cities for next World Cup bid

The World Cup could bring $5 billion and add over 70,000 jobs to the U.S. if it were to host the games in 2018. That's one reason nearly 30 cities are competing for the chance to host. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Nike tries a do-over with Bryant, James

Today, the NBA champion L.A. Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers, which means a showdown between Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. That's given one company a chance to revive marketing that didn't work the first time. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Beckham's era in L.A. may pay off

The L.A. Galaxy will play in the Major League Soccer championship, marking the team's first appearance since David Beckham arrived in 2007. His tenure hasn't been perfect, but it could have a happy ending. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

L.A. Dodgers hope ticket truck hits big

To boost sales, the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying a new marketing method: a ticket truck. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

The Marketplace Exit Exam

Marketplace Money is saying goodbye to longtime staffer Nancy Farghalli, but not before we see what she's learned during her time here. Host Tess Vigeland and other familiar voices give Nancy her final exam.

MLB studying safety of maple bats

Maple wood baseball bats are favored by about 60% of Major League Baseball players because they perform better. But maple bats can shatter and hurt people, which has drawn the scrutiny of an MLB safety committee. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Posted In: Sports

Back to school on a budget

In this year's back to school shopping season, finding bargains and going to discount stores are the trends. Nancy Farghalli looks into how families are cutting back on their spending on clothes and school supplies.
Posted In: Retail

Department stores trying to be hip

Sears, JCPenny and other stores are re-branding to appeal to a younger clientele. Sears even sought image advice from MTV. Nancy Farghalli reports that the new looks are ready for back-to-school shoppers.
Posted In: Retail


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