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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

Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
Posted In: Occulus, virtual reality, motion sickness

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

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