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

School lunch

More schools offer free lunches, but who's paying?

Schools in Texas are trying a new approach by offering free meals to all students.
Posted In: school lunches, students, lunch

Keeping teachers in the classroom

Public schools are struggling with teacher retention.
Posted In: teachers, schools, poverty

Of borders and businesses: moving forward in Murrieta

Have anti-immigration protests affected business in Murrieta, California?
Posted In: immigration reform, illegal immigration, Murrieta, protests
Logger in forest

Cellphones as logging detectors

An entrepreneur looks to fight illegal loggers, one used cellphone at a time.
Posted In: deforestation, Cellphones, logging
Safeway customers

Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
Posted In: Food, income, Europe, farmland
Open Carry Texas

Target asks shoppers to please leave guns at home

Companies are increasingly taking stands on a host of hot-potato issues.
Posted In: Target, guns, brands
Heald College

Hold up on aid threatens for-profit college

A delay in receiving students' federal grants could sink Corinthian Colleges
Posted In: college, for-profit colleges, federal aid

Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

Humanitarian organizations have found it difficult to raise money for victims of the conflict in Syria. Now, a growing crisis in Iraq adds more vulnerable people.
Posted In: Iraq, refugees
Friday the 13th

Is Friday 13th an economic drag? Probably not

Is it really true the economy loses hundreds of millions every Friday the 13th?
Posted In: superstition, economic trends
People Magazine

Why the celeb mag market is still worth something

Print media faces declining sales. How do celebrity magazines like People keep up?
Posted In: magazines, print, publishing

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