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

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
Clerks prepare the fish counter at a Whole Foods Market in New York City

Redefining the definition of a workweek

Republicans want a 40-hour standard for insurance eligibility under the Affordable Care Act.
Posted In: minimum wage, work week, full time, 40 hours, Affordable Care Act
 Intel CEO Brian Krzanich, right, and employee Darryl Adams at this year's Consumer Electronics Show.

Intel commits $300 million to diversify tech ranks

Company CEO tackles a tech problem: Need for more women, minorities in workforce.
Posted In: Intel, diversity, pipeline, race
Bags of Jenny Craig kettle corn.

Lean times for the weight-loss industry

People are forgoing diet foods and turning to counseling instead.
Posted In: dieting, weight watchers, fit bit, rebranding
New Year's Eve fireworks erupt over Sydney's iconic Harbour Bridge and Opera House during the traditional fireworks show held at midnight Wednesday.

Catching an Uber on New Year's Eve? It'll cost you

Uber's "surge pricing" policy means prices go up when demand is high.
Posted In: Uber, new years eve, consumer demand, surge pricing

Coke to make cuts amid sales slump

A thirst for healthier drinks pushes sales of soda down
Posted In: Coke, Coca-cola, budget cuts

Sean Parker donates $24 million for allergy research

A tech entrepreneur's multi-million dollar gift to Stanford University walks the line between charity and self-interest.
Posted In: Charity, Food, allergies, food allergies
A banner that reads "no to the canal" is carried this week during a protest against a new canal opening in Nicaragua.

Nicaragua's much-touted canal meets with opposition

Nicaragua's been talking about building a canal for 200 years. Considerable skepticism has greeted the project.
Posted In: Panama Canal, China, investment

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