Nancy Farghalli

Executive producer


I'm the EP of “Marketplace” (the afternoon broadcast hosted by Kai Ryssdal).

What was your first job?

Mowing my parents' lawn. I still do.  

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Learn how to type.  

In your next life, what would your career be?

A bookie. I'm good at setting odds.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A Thomas Guide.  

What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?

I can't tell you. It is not allowed in the office.  

Latest Stories from Nancy (46)

Corner Office

Tesla's Elon Musk: cars, design and those falcon doors

by Kai Ryssdal, Tommy Andres, and Nancy Farghalli Oct 20, 2015
The CEO talks about the future of his electric car company.
"Engineering and design is what I spend most of my time on," says Elon Musk, co-founder and CEO of Tesla Motors.
Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

Jeff Bezos on the best gift he's ever received

by Nancy Farghalli Dec 8, 2014
Just in time for the holidays, we're reviving our series "Best Gift Ever."
Of the 13 finalists, none passed muster.
Live on Stage

Mona Simpson on the economics behind 'Casebook'

by Nancy Farghalli Jun 6, 2014
We're asking authors about the numbers that inspire them.
Author Mona Simpson.
Gasper Tringale
Live on Stage

Khaled Hosseini on the economics behind 'And the Mountains Echoed'

by Nancy Farghalli Jun 3, 2014
We're asking authors about the numbers that inspire them.
Author Khaled Hosseini.
Elena Seibert
Live on Stage

Gillian Flynn on the economics behind 'Gone Girl'

by Nancy Farghalli Jun 2, 2014
We're asking authors about the numbers that inspire them.
Author Gillian Flynn.
Heidi Jo Brady

Grapes of Hope: Passing the Master Sommelier exam

by Nancy Farghalli Jul 4, 2013
This weekend, more than 70 people will arrive in Texas to take what some say is one of the hardest exams in any profession. The test has roughly an 8 percent pass rate.
Montage Laguna Beach's Troy Smith samples wine at the hotel's Studio restaurant. 
Nancy Farghalli
Food and Drink

5 wine picks under $30

by Nancy Farghalli Jul 4, 2013
Want to pair your cheeseburger with a nice affordable wine? Well, take a look at these choices.
Nancy Farghalli
Beyond Payday Loans

Reporter's notebook: Behind 'Beyond payday loans'

by Nancy Farghalli May 13, 2013
We talk to the reporters who worked on the Marketplace and Propublica investigative story: "Beyond Payday Loans."
Erik Lesser/EPA for Propublica
Podcast Specials

Literary voices: Writers reflect on the word 'hope'

by Nancy Farghalli Jan 25, 2013
Four years ago, the word 'hope' became intertwined with Barack Obama's presidential campaign and his first days in office. This week, he had his second inauguration. Four writers explore the meaning of the word 'hope' in today's world.
Visitors walk past Shepard Fairey's portrait of U.S. President Barack Obama, based on a photograph by Mannie Garcia, at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington on January 19, 2013, two days before Obama's second inauguration.
News In Brief

Nobel Prize in Economics: A history of winners

by Nancy Farghalli Oct 15, 2012
It's best known as the Nobel Prize for Economics, but the official name of the award handed out today for the 44th time is The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel. A list of past…

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