Daisy Palacios



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 from Daisy (120)

LA mayor on homelessness, infrastructure and deciding not to run in 2020

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Dec 23, 2019
How is the nation's second-largest city thinking about its two biggest problems?
Eric Garcetti has been LA Mayor for the past six years. Above, "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal and Garcetti chat in the official mayor's residence, the Getty House.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace
Trade showdown

Tariff land: How farmers in Iowa are dealing with the trade war

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace
Trade showdown

These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout

by Janet Nguyen and Daisy Palacios Dec 12, 2019
A government program has given billions in subsidies to farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war.
A view of a combine being used to harvest soybeans in a field at a farm in Iowa.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

From metalhead to Latin music mogul

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Dec 10, 2019
Criteria Entertainment CEO Diana Rodriguez learned the music business in Colombia before becoming the first woman to head a U.S Latin label.
Courtesy of Criteria Entertainment

Farmgirl Flowers' limited "menu" approach is a blooming success

by Amy Scott and Daisy Palacios Nov 28, 2019
CEO Christina Stembel was turned down more than a hundred times for capital before deciding to use her own money and strategy.
Christina Stembel is founder and CEO of Farmgirl Flowers.
Courtesy of Farmgirl Flowers

Atlanta Fed president: "Slower [economy] doesn't necessarily portend a crisis"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daisy Palacios, and Sean McHenry Nov 14, 2019
Raphael Bostic explains why consumer psychology keeps him up at night.
"The longer these expansions are able to go, that provides more opportunity for the last ones in," says Raphael Bostic, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on affordable housing and job creation

by Kai Ryssdal and Daisy Palacios Nov 13, 2019
The city is working closely with big business.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace
My Economy

When trade policy affects the farm

by Daisy Palacios Nov 5, 2019
Bad weather, low prices, and a trade war — it's not looking bright for America's farmers.
Courtesy of Michelle Erickson Jones
My Economy

Farming during a trade war

by Daisy Palacios Oct 21, 2019
The loss of soybean sales to China have created a lot of stress, says farmer Blake Hurst.
Blake Hurst on his farm in Atchinson County, MO.
Courtesy of Blake Hurst
Kai Explains

Breaking down the national debt and budget deficit

by Daisy Palacios and Kai Ryssdal Oct 1, 2019
It's a new fiscal year for America. Let's look at our debt.
The National Debt Clock, a billboard-sized digital display showing the increasing U.S. debt, in New York City in 2011.
Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images

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