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Alex Schroeder

"Marketplace Morning Report" Producer

SHORT BIO

Alex is a producer for the “Marketplace Morning Report.” He's based in Queens, New York.

Alex joined Marketplace in 2020, working as MMR's digital producer. After a little over a year, he became the show's overnight producer, getting up far before the crack of dawn to put together the day's newscasts with the host and team. Now, he works daylight hours, preparing interviews for the following morning and producing long-term specials and series.

Before Marketplace, Alex worked on several national public radio shows produced out of WBUR in Boston. He was both a radio and digital producer with “On Point,” “Here & Now” and “Only a Game.” Alex also worked at The Boston Globe after graduating from Tufts University.

Alex's interests outside of work tend to fall into one of two categories: film or soccer. (Come on Arsenal!) He’s always looking for ways to cover the economics of entertainment and sports on the “Marketplace Morning Report.”

Latest Stories (328)

The life and death of one local newspaper in Virginia

Keith Stickley had to pull the plug on the local newspaper he founded when he just couldn't make the economics work any longer.
"I had to create this printing company," said Keith Stickley, owner of Shenandoah Publications. "So we created the printing company to subsidize the newspaper. And so, we used printing margins to support a bad habit."
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The racial wealth gap, 60 years since the Civil Rights Act

A new report from the National Urban League highlights progress, but also underscores how elusive economic equality is.
"We've seen some closures in the education gap. But there's still a gap — the health care gap, the economic gap. In social justice, which covers the criminal justice system, we've actually seen a loss of ground in a significant way," says Marc Morial, president of the National Urban League.
Courtesy National Urban League

How one Virginia county an hour from D.C. became a news desert

In King George County, Virginia, the closure of local newspapers and struggles of area outlets to cover the community have left residents with few sources of reliable news.
With newspapers like the King George News and the King George Journal no longer in publication, residents of King George County, Virginia, have slim options for reliable local news coverage.
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How a lack of local news coverage may have played a role in a 2018 election scandal

And experts are finding links between voter apathy and a lack of reputable local news outlets.
After a 2018 ballot scandal involving North Carolina Republican Mark Harris came to light, officials ordered a new election.
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When the local paper folds, who's left to cover the news?

Checking in with the remaining reporters in Val Verde County, Texas, three years after its last daily newspaper folded.
Del Rio, Texas, lost its daily newspaper in 2020. Media researchers have labeled Val Verde County, in which Del Rio is located, a "news desert." But that doesn't mean it's a complete vacuum of information.
David Brancaccio/Marketplace

How voters in a Texas news desert get their information

Researchers have labeled 204 counties in America as "news deserts" — places that lack access to credible, reliable news sources. That includes Val Verde County, Texas.
Del Rio is county seat of Val Verde County, Texas — one of more than 200 counties in the U.S. classified as a "news desert."
David Brancaccio/Marketplace

How worried should we be about regional banks and commercial real estate?

A report from Moody’s Analytics finds there's trouble ahead, but it's more nuanced than a banking collapse due to empty offices.
New York Community Bancorp is only the latest regional bank to raise concerns about ties to commercial real estate.
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No, I'm not saying "Bye." I'm saying "Buy."

The Amazon One system enables purchases via hand waving. Christopher Mims of the WSJ discusses business prospects for biometric data.
Amazon's Amazon One system enables consumers to make purchases just by waving their hand.
Courtesy Amazon

Why fake robocalls are sounding more and more real — and what's being done about it

How can consumers protect themselves from malicious AI? We'll dig in.
During New Hampshire's primary, some voters received phone calls that imitated President Joe Biden's voice and discouraged people from heading to the polls.
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In this year's Super Bowl ads, brands are mostly playing it safe

Don't expect to see much political messaging in this year's Super Bowl ads. And definitely don't expect to see much on crypto.
BMW's commercial featuring actor Christopher Walken is among the funnier ads this year.
Screenshot via YouTube