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

Airstrikes hit ISIS-controlled oil refineries

The targets are believed to be helping ISIS finance its operations.
Posted In: ISIL, Oil

The U.S. Treasury takes steps to stop tax inversions

The new rules eliminates some of the financial benefits of heading overseas.
Posted In: corporate tax, corporate inversion

When private investors, not taxpayers, pay the toll

Several private investors in Indiana get trapped by the potholes of infrastructure.
Posted In: infrastructure, toll lanes, tolls

Questions raised over bullying in the gaming community

A debate is underway in the gaming community following threats against Zoe Quinn.
Posted In: video game, gaming
Eric Cantor

What a House majority leader brings to banking

Eric Cantor will be paid more than $3 million a year by an investment bank.
Posted In: banking, Eric Cantor, Congress
Detroit Water

Donations flow in to help Detroit water customers

Donations provide relief as Detroit resumes shutting off delinquent customers' water.
Posted In: water, Detroit
Pandora workship

Pandora near parity on gender stats

Pandora has surprised observers with its near-equal gender representation.
Posted In: pandora, diversity, gender equality

How police presence in Ferguson shut down one business

The Swiish Bar and Grill seemed far away from the violence. It was and it wasn't.
Posted In: Ferguson, missouri, protests, St. Louis, Small Business, police

The emotional and economic toll on Ferguson, Missouri

Unrest surrounding the death of Michael Brown highlights an economic disparity.
Posted In: Ferguson

As humanitarian crises grow, so does the aid industry

The industry that cares for vulnerable people expands with the need.
Posted In: humanitarian aid, nonprofit, NGOs

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