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

A State of Affairs Promo

A star-studded plea for ad money

It's TV's Upfronts Week, and networks are unveiling new offerings.
Posted In: upfronts, advertising, television

Why Etsy is against internet 'fast lanes'

Tech and venture firms ask FCC to reconsider affirming net neutrality.
Posted In: Etsy, net neutrality
@rakeshlobster

An ex-PayPal executive airs grievances (very) publicly

What can companies do when an unhappy employee says bad things about them online?
Pre-kindergarten teacher sits with her students

When 4 out of 5 teachers are white

New reports say U.S. teachers are nowhere near as racially diverse as their students.

A long road from foster care to college

On-campus support programs can help foster care kids navigate life in college.
Posted In: foster care
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal

Georgia latest state to drug-test welfare applicants

A bill signed in Georgia this week will allow drug testing of some welfare applicants. How has this worked in other states?
Posted In: drug testing, welfare

Donor-advised funds: A controversial form of charity

They're a growing method of giving, but they're not without critics.
Posted In: undefined
Team owner Donald Sterling of the Los Angeles Clippers

Clippers owner Donald Sterling suspended, fined

Why Donald Sterling matters to the NBA: Franchisee-owners are in charge.
Posted In: NBA, Donald Sterling

Bureaucracy, from e-cigs to internet neutrality

The FDA proposes a ban on the sale of e-cigs to minors and the FCC proposes new internet rules.
Posted In: Washington, D.C., regulations, fcc, FDA

About half of America has zero net wealth

To find wealth in the U.S., take a look at the top 0.1 percent.
Posted In: wealth, 1 percent, debt, personal debt, assets

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