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

Is it time to shrink a growing food stamp program?

Lawmakers in the House and Senate begin work on the Farm Bill this week, and SNAP, the food stamp program, is on the agenda
Posted In: food stamps, farm bill

How old is 'too old' to lead a tech company?

The founder of Chinese online retail giant Alibaba is resigning at the age of 48. Why? He says he's too old for the job.
Posted In: alibaba, e-commerce, China, online retail

In theaters and with 'The Great Gatsby,' it's high class or class war

The opening of Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby" will offer moviegoers a look at over-the-top Jazz Age luxury. But for all of Gatsby's glamour, many of the plots of this year's most highly anticipated films hinge on class conflict.
Posted In: The Great Gatsby, movies, movie, class

Reporter's notebook: Clearing up the $600,000 average white wealth

You asked us about numbers in a story about black wealth. Here's the outcome.
Posted In: wealth gap

Happy birthday, spam! On what 35 years of spam has gotten us

Thirty five years ago today, Gary Thuerk sent out the first spam email. We mark the anniversary by trying to track down a spammer ourselves.
Posted In: spam, email, internet marketing

Would raising wages lead to more or fewer jobs?

Economists don't agree on whether higher wages boost the economy, or discourage employers from hiring.
Posted In: Jobs, jobs report, employment, Unemployment, wages

Can black-owned franchises help narrow the wealth gap?

Barriers to minority franchise ownership remain, but some black entrepreneurs are leading the way.
Posted In: African American, Black, Franchise

Why do we need GDP to grow anyway?

U.S. GDP grew at an annual pace of 2.5 percent in the first quarter, disappointing investors and many economists. But why is GDP growth necessary?
Posted In: GDP, American dream

Plenty of finger-pointing, but little compensation in Bangladesh factory tragedies

The collapse of a factory in Bangladesh reportedly producing clothing for American and European companies is raising questions about what those companies owe after a tragedy.
Posted In: Bangladesh, factory, Walmart

Apple moves to ease investor concerns with $60 billion stock buyback

Apple plans to spend $100 billion over the next two-and-a-half years to ease investor concerns over the company's shifting share prices.
Posted In: apple, stock

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