Reema Khrais

Host and Reporter


Reema Khrais is the host of the Marketplace podcast, “This is Uncomfortable,” a narrative show about life and how money messes with it.

Reema first joined Marketplace in 2016 as a general assignment reporter where she covered everything from immigration and education to retail and employment. In the summer of 2018, she was selected as an ICFJ Bringing the World Home Fellow and traveled to Turkey to report on the economic lives of Syrian refugees for Marketplace. Prior to that, she covered education policy for North Carolina Public Radio as the station’s Fletcher Fellow. Reema got her start in audio as an NPR Kroc Fellow, which included a reporting stint at WNYC. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is fluent in Arabic.

She currently lives in Portland, Oregon, where she spends her free time hiking, making ceramics and spoiling her orange cat.

Latest Stories (217)

Blurring the gender lines in fashion

Aug 4, 2016
More mainstream retailers are showcasing gender neutral clothing
Model Rain Dove, seen here posing for a portrait in London on February 23, 2016, in both male and female fashion shows. 

More companies trade in suburbia for the city

Aug 3, 2016
GE and McDonald's are among those heading downtown in search of younger workers.
A rendering of General Electric's new global headquarters in Boston. 
General Electric, © Gensler

Film studios starting to back away from Comic-Con over piracy concerns

Jul 22, 2016
Fox has decided not to tease upcoming movies like 'Assassin's Creed' or the upcoming 'Wolverine' sequel.

Hasbro deal enhances its animation potential

Jul 18, 2016
The toymaker's acquisition of Irish animation firm Boulder Media will pay off.
Optimus Prime attends the opening of a Transformers ride at Universal Orlando. 
Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images

Will today's generation be poorer than their parents?

Jul 14, 2016
More households in advanced economies are facing frozen or falling incomes.
Young people today are at risk of being poorer than their parents.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

Pepsi announces results amid global uncertainty

Jul 7, 2016
The beverage firm's quarterly results come at a time of post-Brexit uncertainty.
Pepsi earnings for the second quarter were better than anticipated.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Retailers already worrying about holiday sales

Jul 4, 2016
Peak shopping season is still months away, but retailers' ordering is all but done.
The manager of "Black Market, a Los Angeles boutique, said she recently finished placing orders for the holiday season.
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Worried about airport security lines this weekend?

Jul 1, 2016
Travelers over the July 4 weekend may wait less time in the TSA security line.
Travelers go through the TSA PreCheck security point at Miami International Airport.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

What does Brexit have to do with cheese and whisky?

Jun 27, 2016
Dozens of British specialty-food products could lose their special protected status
A barman lifts a bottle of Scotch whisky from a shelf in the Deoch An Dorus pub in the Partick area of Glasgow.
Andy Buchanan/AFP/Getty Images

Mosques increase security as anti-Muslim actions rise

Jun 17, 2016
Armed guards, gates and security cameras are the norm at more Mosques
After the attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, the Islamic Center of Southern California increased its protection. Currently, five security guards watch the area. 
Reema Khrais