Jed Kim

Reporter

SHORT BIO

Jed Kim is a reporter for the Marketplace Sustainability Desk. He focuses on issues of climate change, conservation, energy and environmental justice.

Prior to joining Marketplace in April 2016, Jed was an environment reporter at KPCC public radio in Pasadena. Before that, he lived in New York, and learned to report at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. Also while in New York, he worked on the HBO documentary "Birders: The Central Park Effect" and was a producer for WNYC’s "The Takeaway." Before that, he lived in Falls Church, Virginia, and San Diego — places where he tried to begin his radio career (and failed).

At one point in time, Jed lived in Chicago, where he was a laboratory manager and ruined the experiments of stressed-out grad students.

He was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio.  

Latest Stories (278)

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 30

May 6, 2019
Nintendo’s Game Boy came out 30 years ago. It marked a beginning and an end. The end of me as a productive child, teenager and adult — let’s face it. The device was janky by today’s standards, but it was…
The original Nintendo Game Boy came out in 1989
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Rocky past in tow, Fisker promises a new electric SUV

Mar 28, 2019
Industry adviser Chelsea Sexton explains why she's skeptical.
A logo is seen on a Fisker EMotion all-electric vehicle that uses LiDAR technology at CES in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 9, 2018.
David McNew/AFP/Getty Images

Norway sees a future in giant subterranean data centers

Mar 27, 2019
The arctic nation wants to become a global capital of hard drives and servers.
Katie Prescott and Sarah Treanor at the Lefdal mine data center in Norway.
Katie Prescott

Tech is helping house cleaners get benefits

Mar 26, 2019
The new platform Alia allows gig workers to earn paid time off and some types of insurance.
Olivia Mejia, a house cleaner in Brooklyn, logs into the Alia platform on her phone. She has taken out life insurance and accident insurance through the platform.
Leila Goldstein/Marketplace

You can tidy up your digital life, too

Mar 25, 2019
Meet a professional who declutters laptops and phones.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Just what is Apple going to unveil Monday?

Mar 22, 2019
And should Netflix and Hulu be worried?
This illustration picture shows the Apple logo displayed on a tablet in Paris on February 18, 2019.
Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

If Tesla makes a less fancy SUV... can it make it faster?

Mar 18, 2019
The new Model Y is — technically — a lot like the Model 3.
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After deadly crashes, added scrutiny for Boeing 737 software

Mar 15, 2019
How a failure to train pilots on software led to deadly crashes.
A picture taken on December 9, 2011 in Paris shows the controls of a flight simulator in a reproduction of a Boeing 737 cockpit.
Joel Saget/AFP/Getty

Before facial recognition tech can be fair, it needs to be diverse

Feb 18, 2019
A new data set aims to help researchers measure diversity in faces.
Current facial recognition technology identifies white men far more accurately than it does black women.
Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

What internet search is like behind China's Great Firewall

Feb 15, 2019
Steering clear of the three Ts isn't enough anymore.
A dragonfly balloon outside Google's headquarters in Madrid is part of a protest of the company's Dragonfly project on Nov. 27, 2018.
OSCAR DEL POZO/AFP/Getty Images