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

A LinkedIn-style job network for the blue-collar crowd

LinkedIn isn’t really set up for blue-collar workers. WorkHands aims to fill the gap.
Posted In: social networking, jobs gap, linkedin, Jobs

Twitter partners with NFL in ad deal

Will this prove to investors that the social network can make money?
Posted In: Facebook, Jack Dorsey, social networks, NFL

Banned books week: How the blacklist can goose a book's sales

With Banned Book Week upon us, we investigate whether the attention created by a ban on a book results in increased sales for the author.
Posted In: Books, banned book list

A look at what happens to seized Iranian assets

Iran's foreign minister and Secretary of State John Kerry plan to meet at the U.N. General Assembly.
Posted In: Iran, sanctions

How to watch 'New Girl' on a phablet

Nielsen, the counter of all things media, will start counting TV viewership on tablets and smartphones in fall 2014.
Posted In: nielsen, netflix, streaming tv

Starbucks switches message on open carry guns in stores

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz urged customers not to bring guns into his coffee chain's stores.
Posted In: NRA, gun control, Howard Schultz, starbucks

Is a future for a comfortable middle class just science fiction?

A practitioner of the dismal science and a writer of dystopian sci-fi have competing takes on the survival of the middle class.
Posted In: median income, middle class

What median income can buy depends on where you live

The Census releases U.S. median income data today. We visit two families to compare what it's like to live at the national median income and local median income.
Posted In: median income, Paducah, kentucky, middle class, poverty

Microsoft's Nokia deal: Modeled on Apple comeback?

Microsoft acquires Nokia in a $7.2 billion deal that aims to make Microsoft a player in the mobile-phone market.
Posted In: Microsoft, nokia, apple, smartphones

Fifteen percent of American adults are offline

Data released this week by the Pew Center shows that 98 percent of Americans now live in an area with access to broadband internet. Despite that, 15 percent still don't use the internet at all.
Posted In: internet access, employment

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