Senior Reporter Noel King joined Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty desk in 2013. 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, Baton Rouge and Paducah, KY, among others.

Noel also serves as a fill-in host for the Marketplace Tech Report.

Noel spent five years based in the Middle East and Africa. From 2011 – 2013, she was based in Cairo, covering Egypt's halting transition toward democracy for PRI’s The World, the CBC, and BBC programs. 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 – 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, New York. 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.

Follow her next adventures on Twitter: @noeleking

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Features by Noel King

People search amid the rubble of collapsed houses in Bhaktapur, a city in Nepal, on April 27, 2015, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the South Asian country.

Remittances play a big role in Nepal's economy

Nepal is unusually dependent on remittances as a percentage of GDP.
Posted In: Nepal, remittances, disaster relief

Imagining affordable housing in New York

Bill de Blasio calls for 160,000 units of market-rate housing over the next decade.
Posted In: New York City, affordable housing, Bill de Blasio

Celebrity gossip comes to Instagram

Tracking how celebrities interact on social media.
Posted In: instagram, TMZ
Actress Emilia Clarke at the premiere of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" last year in California. HBO announced it will offer its online streaming service HBO Go to anyone next year, whether they subscribe to the cable network or not.

Silicon Tally: Game of Pirates

How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

A hand-crafted IPO

Etsy's IPO opens big.
Posted In: Etsy, IPO, NASDAQ

Nevada Supreme Court faces budget shortfall

The Nevada Supreme Court's budget is linked to the number of traffic tickets.
Posted In: Nevada, tickets, police, government funding

The 'Angelina Jolie effect' on medical testing

In a New York Times op-ed, Angelina Jolie writes of a tough medical decision.
Posted In: Angelina Jolie, cancer research, cancer
Pedestrians cross a street in front of a Starbucks.

Starbucks amends (but doesn't end) race initiative

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz says the 'Race Together' initiative will continue.
Posted In: starbucks, coffee, race, ethnicity

Silicon Tally: Where's my tax refund?

How well have you kept up with the week in tech news?

Gas prices opening up car choices

With gas prices low, auto buyers have a choice: fuel-efficient or gas-thirsty?
Posted In: gas prices, auto sales

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