Donna Tam

Executive Editor


Donna Tam is the executive editor of Marketplace, overseeing the newsroom’s editors, reporters, producers, and hosts. She is invested in building on the legacy of Marketplace’s award-winning journalism to serve a new public media audience.

After joining Marketplace in 2016 as a digital editor, Donna led the digital team before stepping into the newsroom’s first bridging role: senior project manager, with a focus on connecting editorial initiatives to audience growth and revenue opportunities. She continued that work as director of on-demand, eventually leading the podcast, newsletter and social media teams. Her past life includes covering tech news at CNET and local news at daily newspapers.

Latest Stories (110)

Barbara Bush’s literacy legacy

Apr 17, 2018
The former first lady is best known as matriarch of a political powerhouse.
Jeb Bush's wife Columba Bush, left, and former first lady Barbara Bush share a moment in 2016, during at an event for Jed Bush's presidential campaign.
Sean Rayford/Getty Images

Quiz: Who said it? Powell versus Yellen

The two Fed chairs have very similar mindsets when it comes to monetary policy. Can you even tell the difference?
Alex Wong, Zach Gibson/ Getty Images

What these small business owners need from Trump

Jan 19, 2017
Meet entrepreneurs with high hopes for the incoming administration.
Sondralee Orengia, owner of Custom Audio, sells home and car audio systems.
Maitham Basha-Agha/Marketplace

Millennials actually aren’t noncommittal slackers, says new study

Jan 10, 2017
Nearly half of the millennial leaders surveyed by The Conference Board said they plan to work for their companies for more than 15 years.

What rising wages look like around the U.S.

Jan 6, 2017
Wages are on the rise for the first time since President Barack Obama took office. What might this mean for inflation?
A construction laborer works on the site of a new residential building in the Hudson Yards development, Aug. 16, 2016 in New York City.
Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Pan Pan, the ‘grandpa’ of zoo pandas, dies

Dec 30, 2016
The panda patriarch is responsible for 25 percent of the world's captive pandas.
Giant panda 'Pan Pan' holds a mascot of the 16th Asian Games, at a zoo in Fuzhou, south China's Fujian province on Nov. 12, 2010, to celebrate the opening ceremony of Guangzhou Asian Games.
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The major industry ties of Trump’s cabinet picks

Dec 23, 2016
The president-elect has chosen the majority of his administration already. What company connections do they bring with them?
Arjuna Soriano/Marketplace

Most high school students aren't applying for financial aid, study says

Dec 1, 2016
The completion rates for student financial aid is “all over the map,” according to a new report.
Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Let’s do the numbers: the business of fake news

Nov 22, 2016
There’s talk of made-up news moving the needle during the election and beyond. So how profitable is it?
Social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter have been scrutinized for promoting fake news on their sites.