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

You found the perfect gift. Ordered it UPS. And uh-oh... It didn't arrive.

UPS says the volume of packages exceeded its capacity and many customers didn't receive their deliveries on time.
Posted In: UPS

Returns help retailers play for keeps

No retailers like returns. But they generate a lot of data, that retailers are starting to use to make purchases stick.
Posted In: shopping, returns, online retail

Obamacare extension catches insurers off guard

The Obama administration has extended the deadline for people who are signing up for health insurance on the federal exchange, but insurers are having trouble adapting.
Posted In: Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, insurance companies

Apple, China Mobile Strike a Deal

Apple and China Mobile, the world's largest cell phone carrier, have stuck a deal that will allow the tech giant to sell iPhones to some 760 million people.
Posted In: apple, iPhone, China

A shorter holiday season may mean a very Merry Xmas for FedEx and UPS

Will shippers like FedEx and UPS benefit from the shortened holiday shopping season?
Posted In: fedex, UPS, shipping

A new pitch for humanitarian aid to Syria

The United Nations is launching its largest appeal ever for humanitarian aid to Syrians.
Posted In: syria, humanitarian aid, United Nations

Why do big donors give away millions?

Recognition and peer pressure can motivate some. But donors -- and fundraisers -- say most people don't give millions unless they really care about the cause.
Posted In: philanthropy, donors, donations

Philanthropy's edge: Innovation and a long time horizon

Philanthropists say they can take risks that government just can't -- which helps them tackle the root causes of big problems.
Posted In: philanthropy

What's wrong with giving money away? Even generosity has critics

Each year, Americans give away billions of dollars. Some of those donations, particularly the large ones, come in for criticism.
Posted In: philanthropy

A digital John Hancock from David Beckham

David Beckham has partnered with Facebook to offer a digital autograph of his new book to fans who register for the "signing."
Posted In: autographs, celebrity, e-books

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