Sabri Ben-Achour is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City bureau.   He covers Wall Street, finance, and anything New York and money related.  

Economics and finance are really hard.  But they don’t have to be boring.  In fact, they mustn’t be: because they are as important to a functioning society as history and art and politics.  Fundamentally, Sabri believes the duty of an economics reporter is to bridge that gap – to absorb, break down, and make comprehensible and palatable (as in “fun”) the economic news of the day and the decade.  This - as it should be for all journalism -  is in the service of citizens who must decide how to conceptualize the society in which they live, their place in it, and how to guide its future.  

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2013,  Sabri was the Environment Reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington DC where his work received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and feature reporting, five Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association awards, and shared in a Gracie Award for the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

As a freelancer, Sabri has reported from earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the revolution-riven streets of Tunisia, the jungle streams of Panama, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war torn Eastern provinces. 

Sabri attended the University of Virginia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with a focus on the Middle East.  He attended the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service where he received his master’s in Foreign Service, focusing on global commerce and finance.

In his spare time, Sabri teaches and makes ceramics.  

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Features by Sabri Ben-Achour

TSA

Breaking down the fees and taxes in a plane ticket

We explain the math behind your airline ticket as TSA security fees increase.
Posted In: airline fees, airplane, Travel, TSA
The Internship

How to make $7k a month at your high school internship

What are Silicon Valley interns doing to be making 5 to 7 grand a month?
Posted In: internships, Silicon Valley
HELOC

As banks prepare for end of draw, consumers should too

HELOCs are coming due in the next two years - and the economy should take heed.
Posted In: home equity, mortgage, credit

How rising rents, falling incomes crush communities

The long tail of the recession still wreaks havoc on renters' real estate market.
Posted In: rental market, apartments, New York City, affordable housing
Ukraine

Ukraine signs historic deal with the EU

Ukraine today signed an Association Agreement with the European Union - what does it mean for Ukraine?
Posted In: ukraine

Why bank loans are getting riskier

Banks are relaxing the terms in their loans. And that makes them riskier.
Posted In: covenants, cov-lite loans, OOC

The numbers behind the Export-Import bank

The Export-Import Bank has been in the news this week. But what exactly is it?
Posted In: Kevin McCarthy, Ex-Im Bank

GE Capital ordered to pay quarter of a billion dollars

More on the largest discrimination-based credit card settlement in US History
Posted In: Credit card, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

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