Shereen Marisol Meraji is a reporter for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk. Before coming to Marketplace, Meraji was a business and economy reporter for Southern California Public Radio. There, she covered entertainment, technology, entrepreneurship, and breaking business news. Meraji also worked at NPR from 2003-2011. First, as a producer for Day to Day and then for NPR’s flagship news magazine, All Things Considered. Over that time, Meraji produced by day and worked as a freelance reporter for NPR in her free time (nights, weekends, and vacations) until she landed a full-time reporting gig at Southern California Public Radio. In 2007 Meraji received Johns Hopkins University’s International Reporting Project Fellowship, which took her to Beirut, Lebanon. In Beirut, her stories focused on the effects of the 2006 war on youth and youth culture, and they aired on NPR. Meraji is a native Californian with family roots in Puerto Rico and Iran. Her first real job in college involved radio journalism and she hasn’t been able to shake her passion for story telling since. The best career advice Meraji ever received was from veteran radio journalist Alex Chadwick, who said, “when you see a herd of reporters chasing the same story, run in the opposite direction.” She’s invested in multiple pairs of running shoes and is ready to wear them out at Marketplace.


Features by Shereen Marisol Meraji

ConAgra buys into private label's success

Food giant sees Ralcorp purchase as a way to enter the growing store brand market.
Posted In: ConAgra

Turkey giveaway programs say donations are down

One agency fills the turkey donation gap with free chickens instead.
Posted In: Thanksgiving, turkey, food banks, Charity

Hostess to close, but what about the Twinkies?

The snack cake maker has filed for permission to liquidate, but will Twinkies go down with it?
Posted In: Twinkies, Hostess

FDA investigating 5-hour Energy drink

Energy drinks are boosting sleepy beverage sales, even as the FDA investigates both Monster Energy and 5-hour Energy.
Posted In: energy drink, FDA, caffeine

Rising delinquencies threaten Federal Housing Administration

The Federal Housing Administration's annual report is due out this week, and there's concern that the agency, which insures more than a trillion dollars in mortgages, is in big financial trouble.
Posted In: housing market, mortgage, Federal Housing Administration

Top finance firms gather to discuss LGBT issues

In London this week, executives from global financial companies held a summit to discuss how to make work culture more LGBT-friendly.
Posted In: LGBT, Wall Street, London

Jackson is to the Lakers what Jobs was to Apple?

When does an NBA team or a company go back to who made them great? And is it a good strategy?
Posted In: Phil Jackson, Lakers, Gautam Mukunda, Mike D'Antoni

Gov. Romney: 65 and out of work

If you're 65 and unemployed, you're more likely to be that way for a long time.
Posted In: Retirement, Jobs, Unemployment, romney

Election Day: Is waiting the hardest part?

An economist and an engineer on the frustrations and virtues of waiting.
Posted In: 2012 election, voting

How the stigma of food stamps plays into the election

Politicians keep bringing up the food stamps program this election season -- how does that affect the people who actually use them?
Posted In: food stamps, Election 2012


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