Tommy Andres

Senior special projects producer

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I run major projects and launch new series. I recently oversaw “Divided Decade,” a yearlong multiplatform examination of how the financial crisis changed America. I also created “I've Always Wondered,” “The Transaction” and “Brought to You by.”

What was your first job?

A ball boy for the Detroit Pistons.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

I produced Kai's interview with Charles Koch and had Kai ask Mr. Koch about his Darth Vader-like reputation. The day of the broadcast, Mr. Koch tweeted out a picture of himself sitting at his desk in a Darth Vader costume.

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

The vintage TV I turned into a fish tank.

 

Latest Stories (87)

How the closings of two auto plants changed Hamtramck and Detroit's Poletown

Aug 14, 2019
When the Dodge Main plant closed in 1979, local leaders offered GM tax breaks and more land to move in. Now the GM plant is closing, too.
"The Spirit of Detroit" monument sits downtown. In the background is the Renaissance Center, where GM is headquartered.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

A broken guitar, a YouTube video and a new era of customer service

Jul 5, 2019
Canadian musician Dave Carroll looks back on the viral hit that made United Airlines sit up and listen.
Dave Carroll, the Canadian musician who used music (and the internet) to make United Airlines reflect on its customer service.
Courtesy of Dave Carroll

What exactly is Huawei? What you need to know.

Jun 10, 2019
Get yourself up to speed on the race to own 5G, surveillance concerns and the vast reach of this $100 billion company.
A reception area at the Huawei headquarters in Shenzhen, China's Guangdong province.
HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP/Getty Images

The bottom line on being born a royal

May 6, 2019
A royal baby can have a very wide-reaching economic impact.
Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, Prince George of Cambridge and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge arrive at Berlin Tegel Airport during an official visit to Poland and Germany on July 19, 2017.
Chris Jackson/Getty Images