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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

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

Verizon enters the price wars

As competitors amp up their game, Verizon strategizes
Posted In: Verizon, mobile devices

What buying power buys African-Americans

Not everyone agrees buying power translates into other uses
Posted In: black buying power, African American, advertising, marketing

Entrepreneur offers a better shave for growing market

With buying power up, black consumers are a new target for specialty products
Posted In: black history month, shaving

How much personal debt is too much?

Consumer debt is rising over all. Financial advisors say we need to keep our personal debt load at no more than 30 percent of our take-home pay.
Posted In: debt, bad debt

Why would you hire the long-term unemployed? Why not?

We expect the President to ask companies to pledge to hire the unemployed. But some hiring managers see a potential risk in hiring someone who's been out of work for a long time.
Posted In: unemployement, long-term unemployed, State of the Union

Strutting in style at the Grammys doesn't come cheap

The dress, the hair, the limo -- even if you're not a star (yet), it's part of the cost of breaking into the music business.
Posted In: Grammys, mobility

African-American hosts on Airbnb may make less on listings

Researchers say that African-Americans who rent out comparable apartments in similar neighborhoods charge less for their listings than white hosts do.
Posted In: airbnb, sharing economy

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