Kimberly Adams

Correspondent

SHORT BIO

Kimberly Adams is Marketplace’s senior Washington correspondent and the co-host of the Marketplace podcast, “Make Me Smart.” She regularly hosts other Marketplace programs, and reports from the nation’s capital on the way politics, technology, and economics show up in our everyday lives. Her reporting focuses on empowering listeners with the tools they need to more deeply engage with society and our democracy.

Adams is also the host and editor of APM’s "Call to Mind", a series of programs airing on public radio stations nationwide aimed at changing the national conversation about mental health.

Previously, Kimberly was a foreign correspondent based in Cairo, Egypt, reporting on the political, social, and economic upheaval following the Arab Spring for news organizations around the world. She has received awards for her work from the National Press Club, the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication.

Latest Stories (829)

Egypt's trains falter; microbuses fill the gap

Sep 9, 2013
Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.

Western businesses pull out of Egypt

Aug 15, 2013
What happens to business when a country is in chaos?

Egypt's state of emergency could have major effects on economy

Aug 14, 2013
Today the military-backed government of Egypt declared a month-long state of emergency -- as supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi continue to clash with security forces.

At start of Ramadan, Egypt still feeling the strain

Jul 11, 2013
Turmoil continues in Egypt, but as news of $12 billion in aid and an interim prime minister appointment take hold, life on the ground in Cairo is also changing.

In Egypt, political turmoil hits tourism business

Jul 8, 2013
Violent clashes between rival political factions, the army and police are scaring off tourists in a country where 10% of the economy is tourism-related.

Egypt's interim government faces tough economic issues

Jul 4, 2013
Egypt has sworn in an interim president, but it's not clear how much time the public will give him to solve the country's ongoing economic problems.

Markets spike on Egypt's sharp turn

Jul 4, 2013
Markets in Egypt rose so quickly this morning officials had to temporarily suspend trading.

Post-revolution Egypt: Not much better and about to get worse for the poor

Jun 7, 2013
The economic downtown that followed Egypt's uprising continues to make difficult circumstances even worse for the country's poor.