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

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

Consider the basketball: NBA swaps out balls for a new crop

Spalding is rushing to make basketballs with the new NBA commissioner’s autograph so they’re ready when he takes office.
Posted In: NBA, David Stern, basketball, business of sports, Sports

Forget the movie, the Girl with a Pearl Earring is a blockbuster painting

7th century "it" girl, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, is back in New York for the first time in 30 years.
Posted In: art, Vermeer

As luxury housing market rebounds, new mansions are more modest

In some markets, wealthy owners are buying smaller and less costly homes, but they aren't scaling back on luxe details inside their mansions.
Posted In: mansion, recession, Housing

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