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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

A long road from foster care to college

On-campus support programs can help foster care kids navigate life in college.
Posted In: foster care
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia latest state to drug-test welfare applicants

A bill signed in Georgia this week will allow drug testing of some welfare applicants. How has this worked in other states?
Posted In: drug testing, welfare

Donor-advised funds: A controversial form of charity

They're a growing method of giving, but they're not without critics.
Posted In: undefined
Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers owner Donald Sterling suspended, fined

Why Donald Sterling matters to the NBA: Franchisee-owners are in charge.
Posted In: NBA, Donald Sterling

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

About half of America has zero net wealth

To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Posted In: wealth, 1 percent, debt, personal debt, assets
GM President, Michigan Governor Visit Flint Assembly Plant

Can an executive order help close the pay gap?

The order will ban federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss what they're paid.
Posted In: pay gap

Momentum stocks slowed down in March

Stocks for trendy companies slowed down significantly in March
Posted In: stocks, short selling, trading, netflix, Twitter, priceline, momentum stocks

NLRB rules Northwestern football players can unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
Posted In: college football, NLRB, Northwestern University, unions

Syrian aid that hits home

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, aid groups now work to "bring the conflict home."
Posted In: syria, refugees

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