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: MundoFox, Fox, Latino community, Hispanics, News Corp.
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Posted In: class, Education, employment, Richard Florida, Fun At Work
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Posted In: billionaires, Mark Zuckerberg
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Posted In: Chick-fil-A, gay marriage, gay rights
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Posted In: Anaheim, disney, violence
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Posted In: African American, unemployement
High rates of imprisonment are a cause -- and effect -- of poverty.
Posted In: ramadan, holidays, holiday shopping
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Posted In: Housing
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Posted In: small banks, dodd-frank
Community bankers worried about regulation burden despite exemptions.