Nancy Farghalli

Executive Producer


Nancy is the executive producer of “Marketplace,” a daily radio program hosted by Kai Ryssdal that reaches more than 12.5 million people weekly. She oversees all daily production and content of “Marketplace,” guiding the show’s series, specials and regular programming.

Prior to this role, Nancy held several positions at Marketplace, serving as lead pilot producer for podcasts and senior editor of the Wealth & Poverty Desk. In this position, she worked with a reporting team to cover social mobility, wealth disparity and the economics of mobility. She created and produced the award-winning podcast “The Uncertain Hour.” She has led production of live events, such as Marketplace’s 2012 election tour and the 25th anniversary roadshow tour. She also collaborated with the BBC, Slate, The New York Times and ProPublica on investigative and immersive series focused on health care economics, immigration and wage politics.

Nancy is on the board of SABEW, the Association for Business Journalists. She played a critical role in special coverage streams — including the last three presidential elections, the Great Recession and news about the Middle East and the Arab Spring.

Nancy worked on the Emmy Award-winning series “Big Sky, Big Money,” a PBS “Frontline” documentary about money in politics, produced in partnership with Marketplace.

Latest Stories (46)

Big BCS payouts go only to a select few

Dec 31, 2009
College football's Bowl Championship Series kicks off New Year's Day. The week-long series of games brings in a lot of money for the invited schools and their conferences -- and complaints from schools not included. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Brandon Spikes of the Florida Gators holds up the winning trophy after the FedEx BCS National Championship Game against the Oklahoma Sooners in Miami on Jan. 8, 2009.
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U.S. eyes cities for next World Cup bid

Dec 28, 2009
The World Cup could bring $5 billion and add over 70,000 jobs to the U.S. if it were to host the games in 2018. That's one reason nearly 30 cities are competing for the chance to host. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Kicking a soccer ball
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Nike tries a do-over with Bryant, James

Dec 25, 2009
Today, the NBA champion L.A. Lakers play the Cleveland Cavaliers, which means a showdown between Kobe Bryant and Lebron James. That's given one company a chance to revive marketing that didn't work the first time. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers walks next to LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers during a game break at Staples Center on January 19, 2009 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Beckham's era in L.A. may pay off

Nov 20, 2009
The L.A. Galaxy will play in the Major League Soccer championship, marking the team's first appearance since David Beckham arrived in 2007. His tenure hasn't been perfect, but it could have a happy ending. Nancy Farghalli reports.
David Beckham of the Los Angeles Galaxy plays in a match at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
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L.A. Dodgers hope ticket truck hits big

Sep 25, 2009
To boost sales, the Los Angeles Dodgers are trying a new marketing method: a ticket truck. Nancy Farghalli reports.
The L.A. Dodgers Ticket Truck

The Marketplace Exit Exam

Oct 31, 2008
Marketplace Money is saying goodbye to longtime staffer Nancy Farghalli, but not before we see what she's learned during her time here. Host Tess Vigeland and other familiar voices give Nancy her final exam.
Marketplace's Nancy Farghalli
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MLB studying safety of maple bats

Oct 22, 2008
Maple wood baseball bats are favored by about 60% of Major League Baseball players because they perform better. But maple bats can shatter and hurt people, which has drawn the scrutiny of an MLB safety committee. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Mike Lowell of the Boston Red Sox uses a maple wood bat from Louisville Slugger

Back to school on a budget

Aug 26, 2008
In this year's back to school shopping season, finding bargains and going to discount stores are the trends. Nancy Farghalli looks into how families are cutting back on their spending on clothes and school supplies.
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Department stores trying to be hip

Aug 15, 2008
Sears, JCPenny and other stores are re-branding to appeal to a younger clientele. Sears even sought image advice from MTV. Nancy Farghalli reports that the new looks are ready for back-to-school shoppers.
A JCPenny store in a mall

Are scalpers a dying breed?

Jul 16, 2008
Selling tickets at the last minute for an inflated price has been moving from the stadium parking lot to Internet sites like StubHub. Nancy Farghalli talks to scalpers outside Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles.
Man holds sign looking for tickets