Noel King is a senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk and a fill-in host for Marketplace Tech.
Her in-depth reporting investigates the causes and consequences of wealth and income inequality. While at Marketplace, she has examined the economic forces underpinning gentrification, the evolution of philanthropic giving, and the history and present-day implications of the racial wealth gap in the U.S. She has traveled widely, reporting breaking news and features from Ferguson, Mo., Atlanta, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., and Paducah, Ky., among others.
Noel spent five years based in the Middle East and Africa. From 2011 to 2013, she was based in Cairo, covering Egypt’s halting transition toward democracy for PRI’s The World, the CBC and the BBC. While there, she reported and co-produced a television documentary that examined the struggle for water rights among countries of the Nile River basin. From 2004 to 2008, she covered geopolitics and humanitarian crises in Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo, as well as ethnic conflict and reconciliation in Sudan and Rwanda for Voice of America and wire services.
In 2008, Noel joined the inaugural team of The Takeaway, a nationally syndicated live morning show produced by WNYC and PRI in collaboration with The New York Times. During her tenure as a Managing Producer, the show's coverage of race and ethnicity in America won an RTDNA UNITY Award. She also served as a fill-in host for The Takeaway and filed reports from the world’s newest nation, South Sudan.
Noel is a graduate of Brown University, and a native of Kerhonkson, N.Y. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and the Association of Independents in Radio. In her spare time, she studies Arabic and hangs out in public libraries.