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

A child runs past a mural in West Baltimore.

Under the radar: Baltimore's 'informal' economy

Being a small business owner here comes with a host of challenges.
Posted In: police, employees, Baltimore

Ex-convicts struggle to find work in Baltimore

In Baltimore, and elsewhere, having a criminal record can be a barrier to work.
Posted In: Baltimore, employment, criminal justice

Baltimore lab program produces a positive reaction

BioTechnical Institute says it trains grads for entry-level jobs with a future.
Posted In: Baltimore, job training

PODCAST: Disappearing grocery stores

Interest rates, the 'leap second,' and disappearing grocery stores in Flint, MI.

Baltimore's $100 million investment legacy

The city's efforts to alleviate poverty date back decades, with lasting effects.
Posted In: poverty, urban, federal dollars, Baltimore
The outside of the shuttered FMC Corp. plant in Baltimore. The plant used to produce insecticides and other agricultural chemicals, but in 2008, the company moved its operations overseas to save costs. About 130 employees were laid off.

How many jobs does $100 million get you?

Baltimore's "Empowerment Zones" offer a history of qualified success.
Posted In: Baltimore, poverty, employment, Housing
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?

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