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

More colleges stop giving credit for AP exams

As more high schoolers take Advanced Placement exams, more colleges are refusing to give class credit for them.
Posted In: Advanced Placement test

Farm apprenticeships grow in popularity

A growing number of people are taking up organic farming apprenticeships -- called WWOOFing for World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms.
Posted In: farming, WWOOF

Clinton heads to Beijing for economy talks

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's visit comes amid a slowdown in the Chinese economy and an uptick in economic tensions between China and the U.S.
Posted In: hillary clinton, China

How do we know what politicians say is true?

Fact-checking is a growing industry, but does it pay off?
Posted In: facts, 2012 election, politics

Could better branding get kids to eat their vegetables?

On the age-old question of how you get kids to eat broccoli, new research from Cornell University finds it's all about branding.
Posted In: vegetables, Health, branding

Hate junk mail? You might have to get used to more

Deal between postal service and direct mail provider could mean more ad circulars in your mailbox.
Posted In: junk mail, Postal Service, mail, coupons

Do we need both Hertz and Dollar Thrifty?

The separate brands are expected to survive a merger of their parent companies.
Posted In: Hertz, Dollar Thrifty, Auto, Mergers and Acquisitions

Candidates poised to tap general election money

Federal law has kept money raised for the general election off limits until Mitt Romney and Barack Obama become official nominees.
Posted In: campaign spending

Judge mulls additional payment to Madoff victims

At issue: Should part of the money earmarked for victims be set aside for interest on lost investments?
Posted In: Bernie Madoff

What's the value of Augusta's green jacket?

The home of the Masters admits its first female members. Are the benefits worth the costs for members?
Posted In: Golf, women

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