Jed Kim



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)

Uber and Lyft race to IPO finish line

Dec 10, 2018
Potentially, Uber or Lyft will get to plant the first flag in a new public business: ride-hailing apps. Click the audio player above to hear the full story.

OPEC set to meet with an eye on cutting oil production

Dec 5, 2018
OPEC oil producing countries are scheduled to meet in Vienna on Thursday to discuss possible production cuts as a way to boost prices. Oil prices have been sliding in recent months. At the recent G-20 meeting, Russian and Saudi Arabian…

U.S. still wants to negotiate global climate change issues

Dec 4, 2018
But does it have the leverage now that it's pulling out of the Paris Agreement?
Steam and exhaust rise from different companies on a cold winter day in Oberhausen, Germany.
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Condé Nast seeks a path to profitability with a global CEO

Nov 27, 2018
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg announced he is stepping down today after initiating major restructuring that will combine the company’s U.S. and international divisions under a new CEO. The publishing giant has enjoyed robust print and digital circulation for celebrated titles…
Condé Nast CEO Bob Sauerberg
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General Motors kills 6 models as sales decline

Nov 26, 2018
GM is betting that drastic cuts now will help them survive the downturn ahead.
The newly unveiled 2014 Chevrolet Impala is diaplayed at the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Convention Center on April 4, 2012 in New York City. 
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The kilogram you know is so over

Nov 16, 2018
It's the final unit of measurement to stop being based on a physical standard.
NIST's platinum-iridium kilogram K92 (front) with stainless-steel kilogram masses in the background.

USPS $3.9 billion from being in the black

Nov 15, 2018
The U.S. Postal Service lost almost $4 billion during the 2018 fiscal year.
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Juul pulls social media accounts ahead of FDA regulations

Nov 14, 2018
E-cigarette company, Juul announced it’s taking steps to curb its appeal to potential underage users. It has made its Facebook and Instagram accounts inactive. Juul also is pulling several flavored tobacco products, including mango, cucumber and fruit, from retail stores…
An illustration shows a man exhaling smoke from an electronic cigarette in Washington, DC on Oct. 2, 2018. 

California fires are threatening utilities' bottom line

Nov 13, 2018
California damages topped $10 billion in 2017. The bill for this year's fires could be worse.
In this aerial photo, a burned neighborhood is seen in Paradise, California, on Nov. 15, 2018. The toll in the deadliest wildfires in recent California history climbed to 59 on Nov. 14, 2018, as authorities released a list of 130 people still missing. 
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Oil prices might finally be perking up after a long tumble

Nov 12, 2018
Analysts didn’t anticipate the convergence of factors driving oil prices down. A record production of U.S. crude combined with increased pumping globally have created an unexpected surplus. Combine that with slowing global demand and President Donald Trump easing sanctions on…