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)

Job shortage in Egypt

Sep 15, 2006
Most people think a college education is the ticket for a good, well-paying job. But college grads in Egypt are finding that's not always true. Nancy Farghalli reports.
Egyptians hold up banners during a protest in front of the parliament building in Cairo in 2004. Some 400 people gathered to protest against the prime minister who they say has failed to curb unemployment and the increase in the cost of living.
Amro Maraghi (c) AFP/Getty Images

Cairo's costly new clean cabs

Aug 22, 2006
The Egyptian government has rolled out a fleet of new eco-friendly yellow cabs, replacing the older, smoggier variety. It's a sign that the country's getting serious about air pollution — but there is one catch, Nancy Farghalli reports.
Egyptians walks past 150 new taxi cabs aligned in one of Cairo's main squares.
Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images

Egypt's next big thing

Jul 25, 2006
Egypt has plans to broaden the country's tourism appeal beyond just the pyramids. Nancy Farghalli tells us what's coming.
The Great Pyramides of Cheops, Chephren and Mycerinus in Giza, Cairo, Egypt
Marco Di Lauro (c) Getty Images

The empire of Sudoku

Jun 16, 2006
It's has been a year since the puzzle game started to appear in US papers, and it's pretty much created its own business empire since. Nancy Farghalli has the story.
A game company set up a giant Sudoku puzzle game board in New York City's Times Square, challenging passers-by to complete the puzzle in eight minutes or less.
Chris Hondros (c) Getty Images

Paying for college

Apr 26, 2006
May 1 is the deadline to accept most college offers and with that yes comes a big financial bill. As Nancy Farghalli reports, the competition to help families pay is heating up.
Harvard University students chat in the quad on campus
William B. Plowman (c) Getty Images

Amana funds

Feb 21, 2006
What's the secret to one of the most profitable mutual funds around? As Nancy Farghalli reports, it's Islamic law.
Pakistani staff and customers at the first Islamic bank, Meezan Bank, in Karachi

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