Tommy Andres

Senior special projects producer


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)

Why the middle class has less money and bigger bills

Jun 9, 2016
An economist explains why things have gotten more expensive and we make less money.
 Middle-class life has become 30 percent more expensive in the past 20 years.
Brendan Wood/Flickr

What it feels like to be a middle class family today

Jun 9, 2016
Maybe it's time to redefine what it means to be middle class in America
Aaron and Mary Murray live with their five-year-old daughter Vandy and their dog Murphy in Los Angeles.
Tommy Andres/Marketplace

The boy who saved Batman

Mar 23, 2016
You know the story of the Dark Knight. But do you know the story of his savior?
Kich Anfoly/Flickr

The Transaction: A tale of pizza and love

Feb 25, 2016
Marcos Menendez tells a story about a pizza purchase, a delivery boy, and love.
A customer walks in to a Pizza Hut restaurant during lunchtime on April 19, 2012 in Los Angeles, California.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

How is the Porter Ranch gas leak impacting residents?

Feb 1, 2016
Porter Ranch residents weigh in on the challenges the gas leak presents.

The Transaction: A spool of yarn

Dec 24, 2015
A purchase at a craft store led to a final gift of love from a mother to daughter.

A slice of post-rate hike life

Dec 16, 2015
An L.A. pie shop is the perfect place to find a slice of the economy.

Atom Factory's Troy Carter: 'Music sells everything but music'

Nov 19, 2015
The CEO of Atom Factory talks about his rise in the music and tech startup industries.

My Economy: What full employment actually looks like

Manufacturing in Alabama and hopes for the future.
Tommy Andres