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.
As instances of online theft increase, more and more bank customers are getting nervous about conducting transaction over the Internet. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Despite the fact workers are wasting a lot of time reading blogs, a new study finds that CEOs like them. Stacey Vanek Smith explains.
With profits plunging in the pharmaceutical industry and r&d costs on the rise, companies are looking for the next big drug. As Stacey Vanek Smith reports, they're starting to get their sea legs.
Posted In: Wall Street
Investments in hedge funds have dropped while the purchase of junk bonds has increased. What's going on? Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Lance Armstrong and his charitable foundation have won a court case that allows them to stop internet sites reselling his trademark yellow bracelets for profit. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
The FCC gave the go-ahead Monday to mergers between SBC and ATT and between Verizon and MCI. What's all this consolidation going to mean for consumers? Stacey Vanek Smith has the answer.
Posted In: Economy, Washington
Congress wants to tighten supervision over the government's mammoth mortgage lenders. Stacey Vanek Smith reports.
Posted In: Wall Street
The earnings season is more than half way through, but already the lessons of the third quarter are clear. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Ford's Q3 numbers weren't as bad as GM's, but a $284 million loss still isn't good. Now the company has announced it will launch a major restructuring in January. Stacey Vanek-Smith reports.
Posted In: Economy
New York Fed President Timothy Geithner warned Wednesday that America's budget deficit could hamper future economic growth. But Stacey Vanek Smith reports that there's more to the story.