Jack Stewart

Senior reporter


I'm a car nut and a transport nerd, so I cover trains, planes, autonomous automobiles and hyperloops for Marketplace.

What was your first job?

Making tea at a local radio station.

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

Elon Musk's Twitter feed.

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

Try decaffeinated tea.

In your next life, what would your career be?

I'd be a vet for one of the first human settlements on Mars and a part-time astronaut fireman, because it's all hands on deck when you're on a new planet.

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


What’s something that you thought you knew but later found out you were wrong about?

How to pronounce the English language. Apparently it's not alumin-eee-um or renayyyysance.


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

The tea kettle.

Latest Stories (136)

Will you be able to go on vacation this summer?

May 25, 2020
Travel in 2020 is going to look very different because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But an international trip isn't impossible.
A woman wears a face mask, amid concerns over the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus, on Hua Hin beach in Thailand.
Jack Taylor/AFP via Getty Images

Cities are experimenting with more space for people, less room for cars

May 19, 2020
More pedestrian only streets, and outdoor dining areas, could be part of the post-COVID-19 future.
Los Angeles is among the cities introducing "Slow Streets" for pedestrians and cyclists.
Chris Delmas/AFP via Getty Images

Should employers report employees who don't go back to work?

May 14, 2020
It could mean workers scared of COVID-19 are kicked off unemployment benfits.
Black hanging open sign in the green wooden door of retail store, business background

Online funerals and "Animal Crossing" memorials may become the new normal

May 14, 2020
Because of the COVID-19 movement restrictions, people turned to Zoom video calls, and virtual worlds to mourn loved ones. Those practices could outlast the coronavirus.
Undertakers are offering live streaming of funerals
Thomas Kronsteiner/Getty Images)

Flying is going to be very different post-coronavirus

May 12, 2020
COVID-19 could change airports and the experience onboard planes as much as 9/11 did, according to some experts.
An Air France employee checks the body temperature of passengers before they board a flight.
ERIC PIERMONT/AFP via Getty Images

Is it OK not to pay rent during the COVID-19 pandemic?

May 8, 2020
We've got answers to some common questions about rent payments, eviction moratoriums and rent strikes.
Graffiti asking for rent forgiveness in Los Angeles, California.
Valerie Macon/AFP via Getty Images

When does the expanded COVID-19 unemployment insurance run out?

May 7, 2020
Answers to some common questions about the changes to unemployment benefits.
The economic shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic sparked an explosion of Americans filing for unemployment benefits.
Alex Edelman/AFP via Getty Images

Airlines are tweaking frequent-flyer programs to keep customers loyal after lockdown

May 5, 2020
The last thing airlines want is for customers who fly business class to opt for rival carriers.
Airlines haven't had to pay much attention to loyalty programs in recent years because demand for flying has been high. That's going to change.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Vehicle sales crash in April, analysts say, dropping by half

May 1, 2020
Pickup truck sales are holding up better than some other vehicles, spurred by incentives like zero-percent financing deals.
A line of Ford F-150 trucks. Dealer incentives tend to work well with truck buyers.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Elon Musk and Tesla report a profit for the first quarter, despite COVID-19

Apr 30, 2020
It's the automaker's third profitable quarter in a row.
Musk told investors Wednesday that the company is "pedal to the metal" on expansion right now.
Win McNamee/Getty Images