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

Google's email filtering in the spotlight

Focus centers on Google's program to scan emails for images of child exploitation.
Posted In: Google, police, children
Comcast truck

Comcast expands low-income internet program

Looking at the motivations behind Comcast's eased eligibility requirements.
Posted In: Comcast, internet access, child poverty
McDonald's violations

How the McDonald's ruling impacts the franchise industry

It's not yet clear how the NLRB's decision will affect other companies.
Posted In: McDonald's, liability, labor, franchises
The Bunker logo

A start-up incubator for veterans

Can a specialized incubator give veteran-owned start-ups a leg up?
Posted In: Entrepreneurship, veterans, start-up
Twitter HQ

How can tech companies diversify their workforces?

It takes more than just training and recruiting women and people of color.
Posted In: Twitter, diversity, Google, Facebook
School lunch

More schools offer free lunches, but who's paying?

Schools in Texas are trying a new approach by offering free meals to all students.
Posted In: school lunches, students, lunch

Keeping teachers in the classroom

Public schools are struggling with teacher retention.
Posted In: teachers, schools, poverty

Of borders and businesses: moving forward in Murrieta

Have anti-immigration protests affected business in Murrieta, California?
Posted In: immigration reform, illegal immigration, Murrieta, protests
Logger in forest

Cellphones as logging detectors

An entrepreneur looks to fight illegal loggers, one used cellphone at a time.
Posted In: deforestation, Cellphones, logging
Safeway customers

Why Americans spend less of their budgets on food

Food prices are rising, but Americans still spend less of their disposable income on food than people in other countries.
Posted In: Food, income, Europe, farmland

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