Paddy Hirsch is a Senior Editor at Marketplace. He is the author of the book Man vs Markets, Economics Explained, Pure and Simple, and he is the creator and host of Marketplace Whiteboard, a video explainer of financial and economic terms.

Hirsch joined Marketplace in 2007, just as the credit crunch that preceded the 2008 financial crisis began to take hold.  As editor of the New York Bureau and the entrepreneurship desk, he spearheaded Marketplace’s financial markets coverage throughout the crisis and as the economy fell into recession. He was awarded a Knight Fellowship at Stanford University in 2010, and he returned to Marketplace in July of 2011, when he was appointed Senior Producer of Marketplace Money. He published his first book, Man vs Markets, in August 2012.

Hirsch got his start in journalism with an internship at the BBC in Glasgow, Scotland. He became a field producer for CNBC in Hong Kong and later was a consultant to the Open Broadcast Network in Bosnia. He has been an editor for Direct Capital Markets, Institutional Investor Newsletters, Standard & Poor’s, and the Vietnam Economic Times. Prior to becoming a journalist, he served as an officer in the Royal Marines.

Hirsch attended Campbell College in Belfast and received a bachelor’s degree in French and International Studies from the University of Warwick. He is a Knight Fellow and was a Webby honoree in 2009.

 

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Features by Paddy Hirsch

Unstoppable

Here's how John Carney over at Clusterstock sees the Chrysler bankruptcy proceeding....

Obama: Chrysler reorg won't take long

The president will make an announcement about the auto sector, and Chrysler in particular, at noon. A Bloomberg report quoted an unnamed official...

Morning reading

The news that Ken Lewis is out as Chairman of Bank of America has given the company's stock a lift in pre-market trading. Prepare to watch BAC take...

Ken canned

Ken Lewis that is. The Charlotte Observer reports that Lewis is out as Chairman of the Bank of America board, and Walter Massey is in. Lewis will...

Chrysler hits the wall

President Obama will announce the bankruptcy of Chrysler Corp. tomorrow. This according to a variety of "sources said" stories circulating,...

Nearly there!

Lewis Ranieri says we're within "shouting distance" of the bottom of the housing market....

Pass the salt

The Fed apparently sees light at the end of the tunnel. That's the conclusion you'd draw from the headlines at least. Fed Sees Signs Recession...

Cliffhanger in Charlotte

The voting over Ken Lewis' Chairmanship is done, but it's gone to a recount.

Short back and sides

The debate over haircuts for debtholders has finally gone mainstream, thanks to David Leonhart over at the New York Times....

Many happy returns. Or not.

CNBC is still keeping an eye on America's favorite fraudster. Clusterstock wishes him Happy Birthday.

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