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

Super PACs = Long primaries + big $ for local media

The extended, expensive GOP primary race could help state primaries that never mattered before, in big media markets like California and New York.
Posted In: super PAC

Justin Bieber turns 18, gets access to his money

Justin Bieber celebrates his 18th birthday today. What does official adulthood mean financially for the teen superstar?
Posted In: Justin Bieber, Music, child star

New Google privacy policies to go into effect

More targeted ads will soon be popping up on Google, whether users like it or not.
Posted In: Google, Internet, privacy

Paying nature to do its thing

Beyond beautiful views and nice hikes, nature actually does stuff for us. So how about throwing a little cash its way?
Posted In: Environment

Migratory bird causes construction disruption

The Washington D.C. Department of Transportation had been constructing a footbridge over some railroad tracks when they came across an obstacle.
Posted In: Environment

Tunisia: Promises of a brighter future

Tunisia's nickname in Arabic is "Tunis the Green." It's kind of puzzling if you come here in the summer, when everything is sun-baked, or if you...
Posted In: Education, Jobs, revolution, Tunisia

New Peeps store gets hopping

The maker of Peeps, those little marshmallow chicks and bunnies, is opening its first store near Washington, D.C. Sabri Ben-Achour reports.
Posted In: Food

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