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

We don't hate change, but sometimes change hates us

Economists put a small city in a test tube to study innovation and change.
Posted In: football, industrial technology, innovation
Grumpy Cat

Facial Recognition: From the NSA to Facebook to Vegas

How good is facial recognition and who's driving it?
US-ECONOMY

Why the GDP got revised downward

Revised GDP figures showed economic contraction, while other indicators seemed OK.
Posted In: Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Seven tips for first time home buyers

How to deal with a tight market with all cash buyers.
Posted In: Housing, home buying
number of first time home buyers remains low

Where have all the first time home buyers gone?

One answer: nearly half of all home sales go to all-cash buyers
Posted In: home buying, Housing

Amazon and the publisher

The battle between Amazon and publishers gets dirty, and there are casualties
Posted In: Amazon, Books, publishing

What to do when your refrigerator starts advertising

Google may be planning to put ads in unusual places, like thermostats and watches.
Posted In: Google, ads, internet of things

How the AT&T-DirecTV deal plays in Latin America

A contest for telecom dominance between cable and satellite in the developing world.
Posted In: AT&T, Comcast, Latin America, directv
Deutsche Bank

An end to vulgar bankers

Deutsche Bank warns traders to stop being ‘boastful, indiscreet and vulgar.’
Posted In: Wall Street, Bankers, language

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