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

Graphene: OMG! The magic material that an elephant standing on a pencil couldn't break

Graphene is a material that could revolutionize microprocessing
Posted In: microchips

Adjusting to the new contours of the ACA

Health insurers have spent millions retooling their business plan in order to function under the ACA.
Posted In: health insurers, Obamacare, ACA

Funniest #AskJPM tweets reveal pitfalls of social media

#AskJPM's attempt at social media community engagement on Twitter was shut down not long after it was launched.
Posted In: social media, Twitter

Twitter IPO: Going public isn't really open to the public

If you want to get in on Twitter's IPO today, you probably can't.
Posted In: Twitter, Twitter IPO, IPO

The 'two cities' Bill de Blasio will inherit

Incoming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected on a message of repairing income inequality in the nation's largest metropolis. Just how bad is it?
Posted In: income inequality, New York City, Bill de Blasio

Johnson & Johnson to pay $2.2 billion in Risperdal settlement

In one of the biggest cases of health care fraud ever, J&J is being fined for improperly marketing a drug for treating schizophrenia.
Posted In: Johnson & Johnson, fraud

BlackBerry won't sell itself; CEO is out

BlackBerry will get a large cash investment to reorganize.
Posted In: Blackberry

We are the great and powerful USA. Ignore the dysfunction behind the curtain

A conference in Washington kicks off to convince investors from across the world that the U.S. is an attractive place to invest.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, debt ceiling

Which roadshow is better: Twitter or Antiques?

Twitter executives are currently on the road, selling their company's IPO to investment bankers.
Posted In: Twitter, Facebook, pbs, Antiques Roadshow, IPO

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