Raghu Manavalan is a producer for Marketplace Weekend, where he makes content for radio and digital platforms.

Raghu started his public radio career at The Moth storytelling show and podcast, where he still works as the LA-based assistant producer. He later worked as a freelance reporter and producer for local stations such as KPCC and KCRW, before joining Marketplace in 2013 to work in a variety of roles. Highlights of his career include reporting from the bleachers at Dodger Stadium, producing live coverage from the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, and creating a McDonald’s sales data chart out of stale French fries. He has been awarded a Golden Mike award and AP Mark Twain award for his reporting.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Raghu did not have to move very far to work at Marketplace’s downtown LA office. His ideal Sunday includes basketball and brunch.


Features by Raghu Manavalan

My money story: Writer Anna Holmes

Writer and Jezebel creator Anna Holmes tells us how money shaped her upbringing.
Posted In: Opinion
New Study Names San Francisco As Most Expensive To Buy A Home

Defining the new middle class

A recent poll shows that fewer Americans call themselves middle class.
Posted In: middle class, News

The gray market: An invisible $2 trillion economy

The rise of jobs in the shadows.
Posted In: News

Marketplace Weekend: What we're working on

An early look at a few Marketplace Weekend segments.

What to do when you can't pay for college

Saving for college is a priority for many parents, but sometimes life gets in the way. What do you do with zero savings?
Posted In: college, Paying for college, student debt
A health-care reform specialist helps people select insurance plans at an Affordable Care Act Enrollment Fair at California's Pasadena City College in 2013.

Deciphering financial aid offers for college

If a financial aid package looks too good to be true, it probably is.
Posted In: student loans, financial aid, student debt

Food inflation, or, why bacon is a good investment

A look into why food costs are rising across the world.
Posted In: Food, commodities, food inflation, inflation

Last-minute tips for tax procrastinators

April 15 is the last day to file your taxes. A few things to keep in mind if you haven't yet filed your taxes.
Posted In: Taxes, tax, tax day, advice

Marketplace's most viral stories: February 2014

A look through Marketplace.org's popular online stories.
Posted In: viral, Facebook, Twitter, analytics

The history of Ukraine’s imports (in charts!)

From the dissolution of the USSR to the rise of the global economy: What's changed for Ukraine?
Posted In: ukraine, Russia, trade


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