John Ketchum

Assistant producer for Marketplace’s wealth & poverty desk.

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John Ketchum is an assistant producer for Marketplace’s wealth & poverty desk. Ketchum’s role is to generate new ideas, support reporters and producers and produce radio and online content. Ketchum joins Marketplace from WCMU public radio in Mount Pleasant, Mich. where he was a reporter for 4 years. In addition, he has been an intern at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, DC where he worked on the show, Tell Me More with Michel Martin.  He has also been a participant in the National Association of Black Journalists student project mentoring program. Ketchum holds a degree from Central Michigan University and is a 2009 recipient of the Radio Television Digital News Association Ed Bradley Award for outstanding collegiate journalist. In his free time, Ketchum enjoys reading, exercising and cheering on his favorite team, the Detroit Lions.

Latest Stories (37)

Giving to public society benefit

Dec 8, 2013
Public society benefit includes organizations who work with voter education, civil rights and civil liberties.

Giving to the environment and animals

Dec 8, 2013
The number of environmental charity groups has been steadily growing over the past decade.

Giving to health

Dec 8, 2013
Organizations in health sector include hospitals, primary care facilities and health research.

Giving to education

Dec 8, 2013
Compared to other charity sectors, donating to education appears to be on the rise.

Giving to religion

Dec 8, 2013
Tithing, general contributions and other ways that Americans give to their church.

Income inequality and the pursuit of un-happiness

Nov 5, 2013
The OECD releases its “How’s Life?” study today where it measured the happiness of 33 countries.

What does $36 less on groceries look like?

Nov 1, 2013
Starting today, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, commonly referred to as food stamps , will see a cut of $5 billion. Under the cuts, a family four will receive $36 less in benefits every month.

Could future taxpayers (kids) be getting the short stick?

Sep 24, 2013
A report out this week shows that the projected $1.2 trillion increase in federal spending over the next 10 years will not trickle down much to spending on programs that affect children.