Tommy Andres

Senior special projects producer


Tommy Andres is the former senior special projects producer for Marketplace. He ran major projects and launched new series. He oversaw “Divided Decade,” a yearlong multiplatform examination of how the financial crisis changed America. He 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)

Why do gas prices end in 9/10 of a cent?

Oct 11, 2018
...and everything else you've ever wondered about gas stations.
What's with the 9/10?
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The inexplicable magic of Zoe Lister-Jones' all-female crew

Jun 1, 2017
The 'Life in Pieces' actress makes her directorial debut with 'Band Aid.'
From left: Adam Pally, Fred Armisen, and Zoe Lister-Jones in "Band Aid."
IFC Films

Abacus: The only bank charged in the financial crisis

May 22, 2017
The film "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail" is the surprising saga of the Sung family.
(From left) Vera Sung, Jill Sung and Thomas Sung of Abacus Federal Savings Bank.
Sean Lyness

The birth of the digital camera

Dec 30, 2016
When Steve Sasson worked at Eastman Kodak, he came up with the prototype for the digital camera. But the company wasn't interested.
Robert Cianflone/Getty Images

'Moonlight': The anti-blockbuster shaking up Hollywood

Nov 4, 2016
Director Barry Jenkins talks about the film everyone is talking about.
"Moonlight," based on the play "In Moonlight Black Boys Look Blue," was made for less than $5 million.
Courtesy: A24

A Job in Manufacturing through a Kodak Lens

Oct 28, 2016
Kodak was once known as a titan of the manufacturing industry. A retired employee looks back.
Kodak black and white film is offered for sale at Central Camera in Chicago, Illinois. Kodak, which once had a 90 percent market share of U.S. film sales filed for bankruptcy in 2012.

Scott Olson/Getty Images

The Edelmans: 50 years of fighting for equality

Jul 21, 2016
The couple who met on Kennedy's Delta tour and have carried on his torch for change.
 Marian Wright Edelman (foreground, right) escorts Robert Kennedy (center with back to camera) on his historic tour of the Mississippi Delta.
Courtesy of James Lucas Estate

The other Cleveland: Crossing the divide

Jul 18, 2016
The Mississippi Delta has the lowest economic mobility of anywhere in the developed world.
Hey Joe’s restaurant, bar, and music venue is a favorite among local Delta State University students. This eatery is one of the newer businesses to occupy downtown Cleveland, Mississippi.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

Far from convention lights, life in Cleveland, Mississippi

Jul 15, 2016
A divided city in a divided state in a still-divided country.
A house sits neglected in East Cleveland, Mississippi, the predominantly African-American side of town.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace