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 (120)

How Pennsylvania plans to handle COVID vaccine distribution

Nov 25, 2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says she's confident in the state's plan for rolling out vaccines.
Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s secretary of health and president of Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is "very confident" in the state's vaccine plan, but says it will need more funding.
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Getting states prepared to distribute COVID vaccines

The list includes funding, a plan for communicating with the public, medical personnel training and storage capabilities.
Among other things, states need government funding that hasn't been approved, says  Claire Hannan of the Association of Immunization Managers.
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What the USC Daybreak poll got right and wrong about 2020 election predictions

Nov 19, 2020
Asking people who they think their friends and family members will vote for may end up being a close estimate of actual election outcomes.
Social circle polling can be "like having a little window into the people that we may or may not have access to," says Jill Darling, survey director of the USC Daybreak poll.
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Thinking about moving investments because of a new president? You might want to wait a bit longer.

Nov 12, 2020
"It's hard to see how electing any president makes a difference to people's long-term portfolios," says Barry Ritholtz.
"Changing your allocation between stocks and bonds, moving to cash — any big change caused by the headlines, that's an emotional reaction, and emotions are never a good guide star for managing your assets," says Barry Ritholtz.
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Pre-filled tax forms would save Americans time and money, research says

"Return free filing" is something 36 countries already do.
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Big Tech isn't "home free" with Biden presidency, professor says

"I think Mr. Biden is less strident than Mr. Trump is. But Mr. Biden won't lay off a lot.," says Erik Gordon of the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.
President-elect Joe Biden waves to supporters as he leaves The Queen theater after receiving a briefing from the transition COVID-19 advisory board on Nov. 9, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware.
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The case for making Election Day an official holiday

Nov 3, 2020
Andrea Hailey, CEO of the nonprofit Vote.org, thinks making Election Day a national holiday would go far in increasing turnout.
"A lot of these businesses know that it's within their business interest to make sure that people can participate and vote," says Vote.org CEO Andrea Hailey.
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Why aren't we voting online?

One computer science professor says there are too many uncertain variables with our current internet structure to try voting online.
"Today, we simply don't have technology that allows us to gain any meaningful assurance that all of those phones and computers are operating without malware, without tampering," says Dan Wallach, computer science professor at Rice University.
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Why upgrading voting machines is important for election integrity

High costs can prevent states from upgrading voting equipment, which can lead to security and reliability issues.
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