Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising. She began her career with Marketplace in 2003 as an assistant producer and has worked as an editor, reporter and fills in as host on the Marketplace Morning Report. Vanek Smith is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She holds a masters degree in French cultural studies and a masters in broadcast journalism from Columbia University. She also received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation to attend the Wharton Business Journalist Seminars in 2010. She is fluent in French and proficient in German. Vanek Smith’s work has appeared in TIME magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Boise Weekly, Idaho Weddings, Freakonomics Radio, Weekend America, The California Report and Marketplace. A native of Idaho, Vanek Smith now lives in Brooklyn. She spends most of her free time exploring the city, cooking, watching reality television and trying to decide who makes the best pizza in New York.
Posted In: clothing, fashion money retail spending
Americans spend an average of $1,100 a year on clothes, and a lot of that is spent on cheap and trendy "fast fashion." Elizabeth Cline joins us to talk about the high cost of discount clothing detailed in her new book, "Overdressed."
Posted In: netflix, Comcast, tv, antitrust
We've all been there: You get home from work, open up your computer to Netflix, press play and.....nothing. The screen reads buffering. Who do you blame? Your internet provider or Netflix?
Posted In: student loan debt
A new report from the New York Federal Reserve Bank shows that student debt is up nearly 8 percent in just the last year. David Weliver, publisher of financial advice blog, Money Under 30, tells us his story.
Posted In: Facebook
For the past week and a half Mark Zuckerberg has been losing face a bit in the stock market, but this week his company is booking ahead with plans for a major expansion to their headquarters in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park.