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

Texas explosion raises concerns for other towns eying fertilizer plants

Small communities are fighting to get fertilizer factories to locate nearby. After the West, Texas, explosion, some people who live near proposed plants are reconsidering the risk.
Posted In: fertilizer plants, texas, Illinois, Iowa

Facebook's new data combo platter

The social network is looking to sell more ads by combing what it knows about you with information from the outside.
Posted In: Facebook

The secret behind Bed Bath & Beyond earnings: Finding its niche

A preview of Bed Bath & Beyond's earnings: Housing uptick helps, and online competition lurks.
Posted In: Bed Bath and Beyond, Earnings, housing market, Retail

Rhode Island Republicans want gun makers to set up shop

State Minority Leader Brian Newberry says gun manufacturing would bring well-paid jobs to Rhode Island's struggling economy.
Posted In: gun control, Rhode Island, Jobs

Beach fire pits spark battle between private interests and public land

Southern Californians are known for their laid-back attitude. But a fight over beaches has split folks who own expensive beach front homes and beach-goers who gather around fire pits.
Posted In: california, property rights, Beaches

Egypt's loan delay is about prices -- and power

Egypt needs a loan from the IMF to right its floundering economy, but the money will come with austerity strings attached.
Posted In: Arab Spring, Egypt, IMF, morsi

What car sales say about our economic recovery

The big auto makers reveal how many trucks and cars they sold in March -- and economists will read those figures as economic tea leaves.
Posted In: cars, trucks, Toyota, Ford, GM

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