Noel King is a senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty Desk and a fill-in host for Marketplace Tech.

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, Ga., Baton Rouge, La., and Paducah, Ky., among others.

Noel spent five years based in the Middle East and Africa. From 2011 to 2013, she was based in Cairo, covering Egypt’s halting transition toward democracy for PRI’s The World, the CBC and the BBC. 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 to 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, N.Y. 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.



Features by Noel King

Disney buys Maker Studios for $500 million

Disney will pay top price for the YouTube production network
Posted In: disney, Maker Studios, YouTube, videos, mobile

American businesses wary of sanctions in Russia

Why American companies in Russia may be on alert for further deterioration between Washington and Moscow.
Posted In: sanctions, Crimea

The price of winning Crimea

A big political victory for Russia’s leaders will come with costs -- Crimea depends on Ukraine for water, energy, food and 70 percent of its budget.

Abercrombie? Aeropostale? That's so 2012.

Aeropostale is closing stores and posted losses for the past five quarters.
Posted In: Uniqlo, Abercrombie & Fitch

Middle class families fight over East Baton Rouge schools

Some residents want to leave a struggling public school system by incorporating a new town, St. George.
Posted In: Baton Rouge, public schools

Fundraising, with subtlety, at CPAC

Delivering a memorable speech at CPAC can yield more for campaigns down the line.
Posted In: Republicans, GOP, politics

Why has the Oscar lost its buzz?

Are the films or the ceremonies to blame?
Posted In: Oscars, academy awards

Ranking cities from Miami to Boston to Wichita on inequality

A new report from the Brookings Institution tracks American cities with the highest and lowest rates of economic inequality. Some cities with less inequality look a lot like the suburbs.
Posted In: inequality, cities

Pandora uses data on your musical taste to lure political advertisers

You like Bob Marley, because: a) You’re a pot-smoking liberal. B) You’re a libertarian. C) You had a great time in Jamaica during college
Posted In: pandora, Political ads

Verizon enters the price wars

As competitors amp up their game, Verizon strategizes
Posted In: Verizon, mobile devices


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