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

More women in unpaid internships: A 'major' issue

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's organization Lean In went looking for an unpaid editorial intern. The incident has highlighted the higher rate of women in unpaid internships.
Posted In: internships

Disney hopes for magic with Infinity game

Disney is set to launch its Infinity toy-game hybrid products. Will the Mouse House do better with this game than earlier ones?
Posted In: disney, video games

Embassy terror changed national security spending

Fifteen years after the Al Qaeda bombings in East Africa, spending on embassy security has soared -- and not just there.
Posted In: embassies, state department

Subcompact cars and the income divide

As breaking into the middle class becomes harder, car companies are finding new ways to attract an expanding base of less-affluent consumers. They're offering more small car models with better features than ever before.
Posted In: cars, wealth, poverty, subcompact, Chevy Spark, Chevy, Income Gap

Jeep: A car brand for rich and poor alike

When it comes to cars, there are brands for rich people -- Mercedes, Audi, BMW -- and there are cars for people of more modest means -- Chevys, Fords, Toyotas. But just as many people at the bottom of the income ladder buy Jeeps as people at the top.
Posted In: Jeep, Chrysler, income, wealth, cars

Middle class asks: Should we buy our homes?

President Obama will give a speech in Phoenix on Tuesday about housing and the middle class.
Posted In: home ownership, real estate, housing bubble, middle class, Housing

In your face, Wall Street!

Facebook says that mobile advertising now makes up more than 40 percent of the firm's ad revenue. But will users be turned off?
Posted In: Facebook, mobile, smartphones

Do non-white Americans pay a 'respectability tax'?

Much was made of the way Trayvon Martin was dressed as a factor in his being perceived as dangerous. Many African Americans and other people of color say they are very careful about how they are viewed by others because it can impact their ability to get a job, or a raise or to even be safe.
Posted In: race, African-American, Trayvon Martin

Marissa Mayer's report card: Buy!

This week marks one year of the Marissa Mayer era at Yahoo. Mayer has bought 16 companies in her time at the helm.
Posted In: Yahoo, tumblr, social media, Marissa Mayer

Edward Snowden's asylum hopes a hopscotch of connections

Edward Snowden is believed to be holed up at Sheremetyevo Airport in Moscow, but he may be trying to figure out a way to get to Latin America, where he has been offered asylum by three countries.
Posted In: Edward Snowden, NSA leaks, nsa, Latin America

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