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Daisy Palacios

Producer

SHORT BIO

I mostly field produce stories on a variety of topics — things like small business, immigration, manufacturing, trade, elections and hurricane recovery. I'm also responsible for booking guests, editing interviews, researching and writing stories for broadcast.

What was your first job?

In my very first job at the age of 16, I was a telemarketer.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A detective! Or an interior designer!

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Lots of shoes!

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

A colorful photo of Juan Gabriel (¡Que viva!)

Latest Stories (143)

Love Crocs? Hate Crocs? Either's OK with the company's CEO.

Jul 29, 2021
Crocs are — and have been — back. Socks are the latest addition to the company's line of products.
Andrew Rees joined Crocs in 2014.
Courtesy of Crocs

On the intersection of shipping containers, food halls and economic development

Jul 14, 2021
Barney Santos, founder of BLVD MRKT in Montebello, California, hopes to help revitalize the local economy with a food hall made out of repurposed shipping containers.
Barney Santos, founder of BVLD MRKT food hall in Montebello, California, wants to help revitalize the local economy.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

How a Los Angeles taqueria pivoted to survive the pandemic

Jun 17, 2021
Sonoratown’s owners have had to be nimble to protect their supply of a unique flour. They also spread out and expanded operations.
Teo Diaz and Jennifer Feltham, who own the Sonoratown taco shop, have worked through business hurdles put up by the pandemic.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Pent-up demand is helping The RealReal grow

Apr 26, 2021
Julie Wainwright, CEO of the luxury consignment store, says in-person shopping "makes sense for our business."
"We believe we're going to be a pandemic recovery story," says Julie Wainwright, founder and CEO of The RealReal. Above, she speaks at Vanity Fair's 2017 Founders Fair.
Photo by Andrew Toth/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

The pandemic has been especially damaging to working moms

Employment for women may not recover to pre-pandemic levels until 2024 — two years after a recovery for men.
Photo by Kena Betancur/AFP via Getty Images

Home repair demand helps grow this microbusiness during the pandemic

Mar 15, 2021
The owner of a handyman business in Las Vegas must decide whether or not to hire more employees to keep up with repair jobs.
Brad Hess is owner of Ace Handyman Services Summerlin, an individually owned and operated franchise of Ace Hardware in Las Vegas.
Courtesy of Brad Hess

Craft store, rooted in hands-on learning, pivots online to survive

Amelia Freeman-Lynde wanted to show people the joys of handcraft in person. The pandemic forced her to transition to e-commerce.
Amelia Freeman-Lynde owns Freeman's Creative in Durham, North Carolina. "So much of running a small business is trying to anticipate what's coming next," she says. "And we can't do that right now."
Chika Gujarathi / Courtesy of Amelia Freeman-Lynde

Seattle co-working business lost half of its revenue almost overnight

“Almost overnight, we essentially almost had to shut our business down,” said Audrey Hoyt, owner of The Pioneer Collective.
Audrey and Chris Hoyt, the husband and wife team behind The Pioneer Collective.
Courtesy of Audrey Hoyt

Helping students of color thrive via entrepreneurship and self-care

Mar 4, 2021
Monika Mathews started QueenCare to provide mentorship and economic opportunity to young people in her Seattle community.
Monika Mathews owns QueenCare in Seattle and founded the Life Enrichment Group. "This is not about me, this is about we," she says.
Courtesy of Monika Mathews

Denver beauty bar was shut by pandemic before it even opened

Mar 1, 2021
"I could have never predicted that it would be this bad," says Ashlie Ordonez, owner of The Bare Bar.
"I actually sold my $12,000 anniversary ring to put towards the business," Ashlie Ordonez says of keeping her Denver salon, The Bare Bar, afloat.
Courtesy of Ashlie Ordonez