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

GM President, Michigan Governor Visit Flint Assembly Plant

Can an executive order help close the pay gap?

The order will ban federal contractors from retaliating against employees who discuss what they're paid.
Posted In: pay gap

Momentum stocks slowed down in March

Stocks for trendy companies slowed down significantly in March
Posted In: stocks, short selling, trading, netflix, Twitter, priceline, momentum stocks

NLRB rules Northwestern football players can unionize

A regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled that Northwestern football players are employees of the school and can vote on whether they want the representation of a labor organization.
Posted In: college football, NLRB, Northwestern University, unions

Syrian aid that hits home

As the conflict in Syria enters its fourth year, aid groups now work to "bring the conflict home."
Posted In: syria, refugees

Facebook buys Oculus for $2 billion

Facebook's latest acquisition and the future of virtual reality.
Posted In: Occulus, virtual reality, motion sickness

Disney buys Maker Studios for $500 million

Disney will pay top price for the YouTube production network
Posted In: disney, Maker Studios, YouTube, videos, mobile

American businesses wary of sanctions in Russia

Why American companies in Russia may be on alert for further deterioration between Washington and Moscow.
Posted In: sanctions, Crimea

The price of winning Crimea

A big political victory for Russia’s leaders will come with costs -- Crimea depends on Ukraine for water, energy, food and 70 percent of its budget.

Abercrombie? Aeropostale? That's so 2012.

Aeropostale is closing stores and posted losses for the past five quarters.
Posted In: Uniqlo, Abercrombie & Fitch

Middle class families fight over East Baton Rouge schools

Some residents want to leave a struggling public school system by incorporating a new town, St. George.
Posted In: Baton Rouge, public schools

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