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

In Atlanta housing recovery, the neighborhood matters

Given two similar neighborhoods, prices in a predominantly white area bounce back faster than in a mainly minority one.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, housing recovery

In Atlanta, not all neighborhoods come back

Though home prices rose in 2014, recovery is uneven in at least one city.
Posted In: Atlanta, housing crisis, socioeconomic factors

Death in the suburbs: Reinventing the American mall

Deserted malls dot the suburbs. But some are getting a new lease on life.
Posted In: shopping malls, suburbs, redevelopment
Shawneeka Woodard fills out a job form at the Diversity Job Fair at a New York City hotel in 2008.

Research shows hiring bias based on self-identification

In a new study, candidates who identified as 'black' faced harsher prejudice.
Posted In: African American, hiring, employment
Egyptian Foreign Affairs minister Sameh Shoukry and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave a press conference as part of the Gaza Donor Conference in Cairo, late 2014.

Egypt finds alternative to U.S.- made warplanes

Egypt's purchase of French fighters could say as much about money as politics
Posted In: Egypt, defense department, military aid

Georgia's film industry sees a boom

Other areas of the country are offering incentives to lure production to town.
Posted In: Atlanta, Georgia, film industry

Mercedes rolls into Atlanta

Why a car company is becoming a Georgia Peach.
Posted In: Mercedes Benz, Atlanta, Georgia
David Koch.

The Koch brothers' $900 million war chest

The brothers vow to raise nearly a billion dollars from a few hundred people.
Posted In: Koch brothers, fundraising, elections
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

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