Lily Jamali

Senior Reporter


Lily Jamali is a senior reporter covering energy for Marketplace in Los Angeles. Since joining Marketplace, she's kayaked the Finger Lakes to report on crypto mining, hunted for methane emissions at oil fields in California's Central Valley, and even braved Vegas to cover the world's largest tech conference. She has also filled in as a host on Marketplace Tech.

Prior to joining Marketplace, Lily served as co-host and correspondent at KQED's The California Report airing on NPR stations across the state. At The California Report, her investigative reporting on the legal battle between California fire survivors and the utility PG&E won multiple national and regional awards. Before KQED, Lily anchored "Bloomberg Markets: Canada" in Toronto and covered tech and finance for Reuters TV in San Francisco and New York.

Lily currently chairs IRE's contest committee. She holds an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University’s Stern School of Business, a Master’s degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, and a Bachelor’s degree in English from UCLA. She recently discovered the joys of baking, and remains convinced that one day, she'll finally take up surfing.

Latest Stories (228)

Oil-rich Permian Basin attracts buyers with resources

Jan 1, 2024
Big companies have been paying billions to acquire smaller competitors — and their drilling rights.
A mural depicting oil drilling adorns a building in Odessa, Texas. The Permian Basin region has helped the U.S. become the world's top oil producer.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Medicare to start negotiating prices for 10 drugs in 2024

Dec 29, 2023
But drug companies are trying to stymie the effort with a raft of lawsuits.
Medicare’s ability to negotiate drug prices will apply to just 10 medications for now, including treatments for heart disease and diabetes.
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An iron ore mine near Kathu, South Africa. With 70% of global demand for iron ore coming from China, prices are partially dictated by the Chinese property market.
Emmanuel Croset/AFP via Getty Images

GM's bet on Cruise autonomous vehicles sees major roadblocks

After a traffic block and accident in San Francisco, California suspended operations of Cruise robotaxis. Now, parent company GM is scaling back.
A Cruise vehicle drives through an intersection in San Francisco on June 8.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Despite lifted sanctions on Venezuelan energy, don't expect a boom in oil exports

Oct 25, 2023
While demand for crude oil is high, greater investment and management would be needed to boost oil exports from Venezuela.
An oil pump in Caracas, Venezuela.
Federico Parra/AFP via Getty Images

Hotels get creative as the hospitality labor market remains tight

Sep 4, 2023
Employment in the field is slowly growing, but some companies are highlighting their role in the community to attract workers.
One of the bars at San Diego's LaFayette Hotel and Club. The hotel rushed to staff up before its grand opening and was able to hire 140 workers.
Courtesy the LaFayette Hotel

A fraction of oil and gas profits would fund methane emissions cuts, global energy agency says

Aug 7, 2023
IEA advises investing in facilities to reduce the potent greenhouse gas. The U.S. government is already funding such programs.
Methane, a greenhouse gas invisible to the naked eye, is one of the biggest contributors to global warming.
David McNew/Getty Images

Will big tech platforms feel a dip in ad spending?

Jul 25, 2023
Less spending by crypto and quick-delivery companies has been partially offset by more spending by pharmaceutical firms, carmakers and food and beverage companies.
Big tech companies like Alphabet and Meta may be impacted by the decline in ad spending.
Noah Berger/AFP via Getty Images

Retailers brace for more supply-chain woes as Teamsters threaten a strike against UPS

Jul 24, 2023
The last strike occurred more than 25 years ago — before the delivery business exploded. The current contract expires next week.
UPS workers at a recent Teamsters rally in Los Angeles. Without a labor contract, workers could go on strike as soon as next week.
Frederic J. Brown/AFP via Getty Images

After Russian moves against Ukraine exports, where is the global wheat market headed?

Jul 21, 2023
Wheat prices have soared this week, but market watches say global production may stave off shortages for now.
Sergei Supinsky/AFP via Getty Images