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.
Posted In: Retail, Sports, football, NFL, Victoria's Secret
Undies and pigskin: a match made on the gridiron?
Posted In: NFL, football, Sports, unions, referees
Recipe for a referee: start at the bottom, hit the gym, and keep your day job.
Posted In: california, poverty, San Jose, Fresno
Fresno, California is one of the nation's poorest regions. Just three hours away, San Jose is one of the richest.
Posted In: Voter ID, election, Pennsylvania
Lower court must prove that the law does not disenfranchise poor and minority voters -- or it will be struck down
Posted In: poverty
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Posted In: gun
Smith & Wesson's quarterly earnings to look sharp.
Posted In: high school, football
Added attention expands players' opportunities, but may heighten focus on athletics above academics.
Posted In: economic mobility, middle class
Pew Research Center says middle class family income and wealth have shrunk.
Posted In: high-end retail, fashion, kids, back to school
Even as the economy continues to show signs of weakness, luxury retailers have still been doing well. One strategy? Bidding for customer loyalty from the moment kids step onto the playground.
Posted In: Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, 2012 campaign
The difference between power sharing at the head of the country, instead of at a company.