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 (120)

The global influence of hip hop and breakdancing

May 19, 2015
Filmmaker Adam Sjöberg chronicles the lives of b-boys and girls around the world.
Breakdancers in Cambodia.
Bond/360

The dark side of online education

May 18, 2015
Pakistani company Axact is making millions by selling fake diplomas.
A screenshot from a promotional video for "Newford University," one of the fake school's identified in the New York Times' investigation.
Courtesy:Newford University on Vimeo

Elon Musk's evolution, from sci-fi dreams to Space X

May 14, 2015
Musk's biographer on the entrepreneur's upbringing, career and innovation.
SpaceX CEO Elon Musk unveils the company's Dragon V2, May 2014.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The big business of fruit arrangements

May 8, 2015
The CEO of Edible Arrangements talks about how his business started.
An edible arrangements delivery truck.
JeepersMedia/Flickr/Creative Commons

Pulling back the curtain on the manicure industry

May 7, 2015
There's no such thing as "discount luxury" — someone pays the price.
A nail salon in San Francisco.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Making a living off an Etsy business

May 5, 2015
Online business ThreeBirdNest has taken flight.
ThreeBirdNest has become one of Etsy's most successful shops. 
Facebook/ThreeBirdNest

The rise, fall, and rise again of the Twinkie

May 4, 2015
Handling the Twinkie empire hasn't been a piece of cake.
The golden spongecake is making a comeback. 
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

On the ground from Kathmandu, Nepal

Apr 27, 2015
Aid workers face challenges after a devastating quake.
Nepalese rescue personnel and volunteers observe damaged buildings in Bhaktapur, Nepal, two days after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country. 
PRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

Guilty conscience: the 1099 economy

Apr 15, 2015
The guilt of the on-demand economy
When Mat Honan's washing machine broke, he called a service that would do his laundry for him. But he felt...guilty.
Daniel Horacio Agostini/Flickr

Selling Girl Scout cookies in the digital age

Apr 6, 2015
CEO Anna Maria Chávez on upgrading the organization for tech-savvy girls.
As CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, Anna Maria Chavez has been working to bring the organization into the digital age.
Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Girl Scouts of the USA