Noel King is a reporter for Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty desk.

Noel began her career in journalism as a freelance foreign correspondent when she moved to Khartoum after graduating from college in 2004. For three years, she covered the Darfur conflict, Sudan's North-South peace process and economic and political news. In 2007, she began working regionally in east Africa, reporting on post-genocide reconciliation in Rwanda and conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

In 2008, Noel joined the team that launched The Takeaway, a nationally-syndicated live morning show produced by WNYC and PRI in collaboration with the New York Times. While working as a managing producer of The Takeaway, she traveled to South Sudan to cover the country's referendum, served as a fill-in host and was part of a team whose coverage of issues affecting communities of color in America was recognized with an RTDNA UNITY Award.

In 2011, inspired by political developments in North Africa and the Middle East, Noel moved to Cairo to cover Egypt's transition to democracy.

Noel's reporting has aired on the BBC World Service, PRI's The World and The Takeaway, NPR, CBC radio and television and CBS radio. She has written for Reuters and USA Today.

Noel is a native of Kerhonkson, New York. She graduated from Brown University with a degree in American Civilization and 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, planning her next adventure.

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Features by Noel King

A Virgin Atlantic passenger plane comes in for a landing at Heathrow Airport.

The euro is dropping, but airfares aren't

Planning an inexpensive trip to Europe? Better research airfares first.
Posted In: Airlines, Europe, the euro
A McDonald's drive-through worker hands an order to a customer in San Francisco.

The rich get richer, with no end in sight

The wealthiest 1% of people may soon control more than 50% of the world's wealth.
Posted In: Rich, one percent, oxfam, wealth disparity
Clerks prepare the fish counter at a Whole Foods Market in New York City

Redefining the definition of a workweek

Republicans want a 40-hour standard for insurance eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: minimum wage, work week, full time, 40 hours, Affordable Care Act
 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, right, and employee Darryl Adams at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Intel commits $300 million to diversify tech ranks

Company CEO tackles a tech problem: Need for more women, minorities in workforce.
Posted In: Intel, diversity, pipeline, race
Bags of Jenny Craig kettle corn.

Lean times for the weight-loss industry

People are forgoing diet foods and turning to counseling instead.
Posted In: dieting, weight watchers, fit bit, rebranding
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight Wednesday.

Catching an Uber on New Year's Eve? It'll cost you

Uber's "surge pricing" policy means prices go up when demand is high.
Posted In: Uber, new years eve, consumer demand, surge pricing

Coke to make cuts amid sales slump

A thirst for healthier drinks pushes sales of soda down
Posted In: Coke, Coca-cola, budget cuts

Sean Parker donates $24 million for allergy research

A tech entrepreneur's multi-million dollar gift to Stanford University walks the line between charity and self-interest.
Posted In: Charity, Food, allergies, food allergies
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street.

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

When a neighborhood gentrifies, there can be a kind of culture clash between the old residents and the new. We examine this dynamic by speaking to past and present residents of a house on Meridian Street.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park

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