Kristin Schwab



Kristin Schwab is a reporter at Marketplace focusing on the consumer economy. She's based in Brooklyn, New York.

Before Marketplace, Kristin produced narrative and news podcasts for The New York Times, New York Magazine and The Wall Street Journal. She teaches audio journalism at her alma mater, Columbia Journalism School.

Kristin also has a BFA in dance from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts. After performing with ballet and modern companies, she got her start in journalism as an editor at Dance Magazine. Kristin grew up in Minnesota and has been a bit reporting obsessed since watching the '90s PBS show "Ghostwriter" as a kid. Yes, she had one of those necklace pens and a marbled composition notebook.

Latest Stories (513)

Following the venture capital money trail

Sep 7, 2017
The investments VCs make impact industries beyond Silicon Valley.
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Ajit Pai on Congress' role in the net neutrality debate

Sep 5, 2017
The FCC chairman wants to see Congress, not individual administrations, take control of the issue long term.
Federal Communications Chair Ajit Pai, in his office in Washington, DC.
Stephanie Hughes

Should companies turn away white supremacist users?

Aug 17, 2017
Racial justice leaders say PayPal has been helping fund racist groups for years.

GoDaddy drops neo-Nazi site Daily Stormer

Aug 15, 2017
It signals a change in how businesses decide who should editorialize the internet.
Visual Hunt

NASA is testing supercomputers to send to Mars

Aug 14, 2017
And no, scientists won't be able to use them to peruse Facebook.
The NASA logo on a protective box for a camera near the space shuttle Endeavour April 28, 2011 at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Airbnb closes accounts linked to white supremacy rally

Aug 11, 2017
The company said it goes against its terms of service.
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This 17-year-old hacked the Air Force

Aug 10, 2017
He found 40 website vulnerabilities at a federal bug bounty challenge.
HackerOne co-founder Jobert Abma (left) and bug bounty winner Jack Cable.

President Trump's security team could soon include drones

Aug 7, 2017
The Secret Service will run tests during Trump's working vacation this month.
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"Did Apple effectively work with China to burn a billion books in Tiananmen Square this weekend?"

Aug 1, 2017
Here's how the VPN ban will affect businesses' bottom lines — and user browsing.

CBS' new "Star Trek" series will also stream on Netflix

Jul 31, 2017
The network and on-demand service will simultaneously release episodes.
Netflix also has the rights to all 727 episodes of "Star Trek," including the original series.
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