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.
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Posted In: chicken, beef
For the first time in 100 years, Americans are eating more chicken than beef.
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Posted In: Google, students, learning, college
A group of students sues Google for reading their emails.
Posted In: Walmart, video games
Wal-Mart has entered the booming used game market
Posted In: buzzfeed, digital media, quiz
An online Game of Thrones quiz got a million online hits for HBO.
Posted In: st. patrick's day, beer
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Posted In: overtime, minimum wage
Wages haven’t really increased in the last 20 years--a look at how and why companies are keeping wages low
Posted In: fraternities
After a string of deaths, elite fraternity Sigma Alpha Epsilon eliminates pledging all together.
Posted In: stock market, IPOs, public offering
Companies are selling shares at the fastest pace since 2007.