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)

A marriage on and off stage

Sep 7, 2012
A couple shares how they manage being each other's spouse and business partner.
Podcast Specials

ReMarket Podcast: Love for taxes, robots and Sony

Apr 6, 2012
A podcast highlighting some of our best stories from the past week: robots mate, consumers break up with Sony, and a commentator who loves paying taxes.
Commentator Melissa Chadburn says paying your taxes shows you value your community.

Retirement heads to college

Oct 20, 2010
A college campus and a retirement center seem like opposite ends of the spectrum, but college camaraderie goes a long way. Retirees are moving back in near their alma maters, in specialized communities that are taking over the retirement business.…
News In Brief

Saving Superstars: 10 Tips for Saving a Buck

Oct 15, 2010
Nicole Elovitz calls herself "the greatest saver that she knows." She and her husband, Mitch, have already saved thousands of dollars for their ...

Economy leaving jury boxes empty

Jun 23, 2010
Courtrooms are finding it increasingly difficult to put bodies in their jury boxes. Jury duty can take a significant toll on the unemployed.
Jury box at the Stanley Mosk Courthouse in downtown Los Angeles
Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

Will 'Lost' retain a cult following?

May 21, 2010
"Lost" has what you could safely call a devoted fan base, but Nancy Farghalli reports the series might not have the afterlife of earlier cult television favorites.
A scene from the season finale of Lost, which ends its run on Sunday May 23
Courtesy of ABC

Interview: Lost executive producers reflect on final episode

May 21, 2010
As ABC's series "Lost" comes to an end, executive producers Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cues talk to Marketplace about their legion of fans, their surprise success, and their future in reruns
Lost executive producers Carlton Cuse and Damon Lindelof speak at the ATAS Writers Nominee Party at the Friars Club on September 10, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images

PGA can't rely on Tiger Woods alone

Apr 8, 2010
Tiger Woods' return to the Masters Golf Tournament in Augusta, Ga. is expected to boost TV ratings. But the scandal has taught the pro golf industry that it can't depend solely on Woods' popularity to keep it going. Nancy Farghalli…
Tiger Woods on the 7th hole during a practice round at the 2010 Masters Tournament at Augusta National Golf Club -- April 7, 2010.
Timothy A. Clary/AFP/Getty Images

NBA event is no slam dunk for top stars

Feb 12, 2010
The NBA's slam-dunk contest was once the big event of the season beyond the finals, but the contest hasn't been held in that high of a regard for a while. Nancy Farghalli reports what the dunking contest means for contestants…
Shannon Brown of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks during a game in November 2009.
Stephen Dunn / Getty Images

NFL owners, players tackle salaries

Jan 8, 2010
NFL owners and the players union have until March to come up with a new labor agreement before the salary cap expires for next season, which would mean salaries could skyrocket for some players and fall for others. Nancy Farghalli…

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