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 shorter holiday season may mean a very Merry Xmas for FedEx and UPS

Will shippers like FedEx and UPS benefit from the shortened holiday shopping season?
Posted In: fedex, UPS, shipping

A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Posted In: syria, humanitarian aid, United Nations

Why do big donors give away millions?

Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

Philanthropy's edge: Innovation and a long time horizon

Philanthropists say they can take risks that government just can't -- which helps them tackle the root causes of big problems.
Posted In: philanthropy

What's wrong with giving money away? Even generosity has critics

Each year, Americans give away billions of dollars. Some of those donations, particularly the large ones, come in for criticism.
Posted In: philanthropy

A digital John Hancock from David Beckham

David Beckham has partnered with Facebook to offer a digital autograph of his new book to fans who register for the "signing."
Posted In: autographs, celebrity, e-books

Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
Posted In: NBA, David Stern, basketball, business of sports, Sports

Forget the movie, the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a blockbuster painting

7th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.
Posted In: art, Vermeer

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing

Will allergies doom the peanut industry?

Northwestern will hold its first peanut-free football game – in deference to those with peanut allergies.
Posted In: peanut allergies, gluten free, Northwestern football

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