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.

Sabri will say that 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. He 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, D.C., 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.

Sabri co-hosts Actuality, Marketplace and Quartz’s new podcast about the conversations behind business news. In his spare time, he teaches and makes ceramics.


Features by Sabri Ben-Achour

Cuba Libre

Quartz and Marketplace look at how the Cuban economy has changed in the last few years.
Posted In: cuba, Economy, change
Instagram has become a hub for fashion advertising.

And the award goes to ... Instagram!

Fashion brands find advertising gold in the social network.
Posted In: instagram, fashion, advertising

The long arms of the right to be forgotten

Technological and political borders conflict.
Posted In: Google, Mexico, privacy, right to be forgotten
A for-sale sign is posted in front of a newly built home in January in Novato, California

Home prices and sales are up, but who's buying?

Young buyers boost the market and economy, but not to pre-recession levels.
Posted In: sellers, buyers, housing market, home prices

Takata, Toyota, GM: how do companies survive recalls?

Product recalls happen all the time. Just last week, there were 11 not including food products.
Posted In: cars, recall, takata, Toyota, automobiles

Cheaper fuel, cheaper flights. But not for you.

Continued low oil prices mean airlines are saving billions of dollars.
Posted In: airline industry, oil prices, consumers
Phan Vinh Island in the Spratly archipelago.

Island Fever for China

Quartz and Marketplace look at the territorial dispute over the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea.
Posted In: China, south china sea, Spratly Islands

Supreme Court: employers must monitor 401(k) plans

The ruling also makes it easier for employees to sue.
Posted In: 401(k), scotus, retirement savings plan
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (L) talks with Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General Cong Peiwu as he disembarks from his airplane upon arrival at Beijing International Airport in Beijing on Saturday.

China's not building islands for mere economic gain

We look at the basis of the most complex territorial dispute in the world.
Posted In: south china sea, territorial dispute, Spratly Islands, John Kerry

How much are our feelings worth?

New consumer sentiment numbers come out tomorrow – and they’re not (all) free.
Posted In: data, consumer sentiment, consumers


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