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

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

Obamacare plan shows popularity of prepaid debit cards

The government will require insurers to accept prepaid debit cards as payment for insurance under Obamacare.
Posted In: prepaid cards, Obamacare

Egypt's Morsi leaves legacy of economic 'disaster'

Egypt's deposed President, Mohamed Morsi, inherited a country in economic shambles. His largely ineffectual response only exacerbated the problem.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, morsi

Facebook: The business of philanthropy

Four billion people in the world don't have access to the Internet -- now Facebook, and other tech giants want to change that.
Posted In: philanthropy, Facebook

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

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