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


Features by Noel King

 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
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street.

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

When a neighborhood gentrifies, there can be a kind of culture clash between the old residents and the new. We examine this dynamic by speaking to past and present residents of a house on Meridian Street.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park
Benoit Guerin and Katie Dormeier are renovating their home on York Boulevard.

York & Fig: The House on York

We look at three generations of homeowners of one house on York Boulevard.
Posted In: gentrification, highland park

Discovering hidden languages in centuries-old writing

The technology Michael Toth uses to find treasure in ancient manuscripts.
Posted In: lasers, language

U.S. government releases a second revision of GDP

Nearly every category was up. But growth can be deceptive.
Posted In: GDP, Gross Domestic Product (GDP)


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