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

Open Carry Texas

Target asks shoppers to please leave guns at home

Companies are increasingly taking stands on a host of hot-potato issues.
Posted In: Target, guns, brands
Heald College

Hold up on aid threatens for-profit college

A delay in receiving students' federal grants could sink Corinthian Colleges
Posted In: college, for-profit colleges, federal aid

Iraqi violence adds to the Middle East refugee crisis

Humanitarian organizations have found it difficult to raise money for victims of the conflict in Syria. Now, a growing crisis in Iraq adds more vulnerable people.
Posted In: Iraq, refugees
Friday the 13th

Is Friday 13th an economic drag? Probably not

Is it really true the economy loses hundreds of millions every Friday the 13th?
Posted In: superstition, economic trends
Magazines on a newsstand in 2009.

Why the celeb mag market is still worth something

Print media faces declining sales. How do celebrity magazines like People keep up?
Posted In: magazines, print, publishing

How marriage contributes to inequality

Assortative mating is a term, borrowed from biology, which means that humans tend to be attracted to those like themselves.
Posted In: assortative mating, income inequality, dating

JPMorgan Chase investing in Detroit's community

JPMorgan invests $100 million in homes, businesses and job training in Detroit.
Posted In: Detroit

A coffee plant disease threatens more than prices

USAID today announced a $5 million partnership with Texas A&M's World Coffee Research center to tackle a costly coffee fungus.
Posted In: coffee, farming, USAID

How we measure the poverty line(s)

It wasn't until the early 1960s that we even drew the poverty line.
Posted In: poverty

Ruling on Google search highlights privacy rift

The US and EU disagree on Big Data and privacy rules.
Posted In: Google, online privacy

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