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Marketplace Morning Report

Daniel Shin

Associate Producer and director

SHORT BIO

I am a "floating producer" for Marketplace, which means that I direct and produce both the “Morning Report” program with David Brancaccio and the afternoon show with Kai Ryssdal.

What was your first job?

I worked at a very short-staffed sushi restaurant, doing multiple jobs (cashier, waiter, busser, delivery).

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Doing math, and there is a lot of math in my job.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Play more video games.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Professional games meister and tweeter.

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

Video games.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A Nintendo Switch console.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Every time I'm able to get a video game music bridge onto one of our live shows.

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

A Dragon Quest Slime because it's from my favorite video game.

 

Latest Stories from Daniel (57)

How two work cultures clash and come together in the Netflix documentary "American Factory"

by David Brancaccio, Candace Manriquez Wrenn, and Daniel Shin Aug 16, 2019
A Chinese company's revival of a former GM plant turned into surreal meeting of work cultures.
An image from "American Factory," a new documentary from Steven Bognar and Julia Reichert.
Netflix

8chan struggles to stay online after El Paso shooting

by David Brancaccio, Nancy Marshall-Genzer, Daniel Shin, and Rose Conlon Aug 5, 2019
Critics say the online forum enables the spread of hate speech.
People light candles during a vigil after the shooting at the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart in El Paso, Texas, on Aug. 4.
Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images

Is Amazon hurting the retail industry?

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 25, 2019
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's recent comment that Amazon was destroying retail was "bold," according to James Pethokoukis at the American Enterprise Institute.
A close-up of  Amazon Prime packages in an Amazon fulfillment center in Peterborough, England.
Leon Neal/Getty Images
My Economy

Owning your worth as a worker

by Daniel Shin Jul 24, 2019
Rachel Whitener is a self-employed private chef who makes a living cooking for families. She sets her own hours, rates and terms.
Rachel Whitener, Los Angeles-based private chef.
Courtesy of Rachel Whitener

Why your safe deposit box might not be as "safe" as you think

by Kai Ryssdal and Daniel Shin Jul 22, 2019
Stacy Cowley, business reporter for the New York Times, says a combination of negligence and lack of regulation has led to hundreds of people losing millions of dollars in valuables.
Close up of a man putting a will in to a bank safety deposit box circa 1950.
Keystone View/FPG/Getty Images
The Federal Reserve

The Boston Fed president says the economy is doing "quite well"

by Kai Ryssdal, Daniel Shin, and Daisy Palacios Jul 19, 2019
What could this mean for an interest rate cut this month?
Eric Rosengren has been serving as the head of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston since 2007.
Courtesy of Boston Federal Reserve

Camping is more popular than ever, thanks to ... millennials

by Amy Scott and Daniel Shin Jul 16, 2019
Megan Barber of Curbed says there are more people camping than ever thanks to a younger, more diverse generation of outdoor enthusiasts.
Sequoias under a starry sky in Yosemite National Park, California, a popular camping destination.
David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Why the "creative class" is moving away from coastal, metropolitan cities

by Daniel Shin and Amy Scott Jul 15, 2019
Richard Florida wrote about why more "creative class" workers are moving away from coastal, metropolitan cities.
A view of Salt Lake City, Utah, which is one of the places the "creative class" is moving to.
Brian Bahr/Getty Images

Why U.S. cities are making sweeping changes to residential zoning laws

by Amy Scott and Daniel Shin Jul 15, 2019
New York Times reporter Emily Badger says several cities are scrutinizing zoning laws that anything other than single-family homes.
A view of San Francisco's Victorian houses as seen in 2014.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Recent waves of U.S. immigrants are more highly skilled and educated than before, study finds

by Kimberly Adams and Daniel Shin Jul 10, 2019
Andrew Lim of New American Economy says more than 60% of immigrants 25 or older who were admitted in 2017 had at least a bachelor’s degree.
A sign on the U.S.-Mexico border in Tijuana, Mexico.
David McNew/Getty Images