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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 (509)

Tech songs to fuel your summer

Jul 17, 2017
A playlist of listener favorites, plus a few of our own.
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Every product at this new online grocery store is $3

Jul 13, 2017
"Brandless is about limiting the choice. It's about curating the just what matters," says co-founder Tina Sharkey.
Brandless co-founders Tina Sharkey and Ido Leffler
Courtesy of Brandless

Hyperloop One had its first successful test run

Jul 13, 2017
But you probably won't see this speedy travel technology in the U.S. anytime soon.
Hyperloop tubes displayed at the Hyperloop One Test and Safety Site in 2016 in North Las Vegas.
David Becker/Getty Images

Should the internet be a free market?

Jul 12, 2017
Two experts debate net neutrality.
Visual hunt

How to fix tech's sexual harassment problem

Jul 7, 2017
Sarah Kunst, founder and CEO of sports media company Proday, said hiring more women is only the start.
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

KAYAK adds features to compete with Google

Jul 3, 2017
A baseball pulls up trips to Chicago, home of the Cubs.
People on vacation at the beach. 
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Why this ransomware attack is more alarming than the last

Jun 28, 2017
Chester Wisniewski, senior security researcher with Sophos, talks to us about the latest cyber breach.
Is your computer safe?
Sean Gallup/Getty Images

How do Uber drivers feel now that Travis Kalanick is gone?

Jun 27, 2017
Harry Campbell, Uber driver and blogger at The Rideshare Guy, talks about how Uber's CEO's departure has affected drivers.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick speaks onstage during an event at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit in San Francisco, California last October.
Mike Windle/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

NYU program piles on classes for early graduation

May 25, 2017
That's a year's worth of tuition saved. But something may be lost as well.
Students celebrate at the beginning of commencement ceremonies at New York University.
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