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.


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The popular series turns 35 this year, but do you know how it started?

The cold truth about the ice business

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How many bags of ice do you buy a year? Enough to make it a $2.5 billion industry, that's how much.

What goes through the mind of a paparazzi photographer

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A successful paparazzi photographer describes his job, his life, and why everyone hates him.

Paparazzi photographer caught in the act!

Mar 13, 2014
Does that look like a tabloid headline? Good.
Giles Harrison (back, far left) with a group of paparazzi photographers.
Giles Harrison/London Entertainment Group

Who's Gideon?

Jan 27, 2014
And why does he leave Bibles in my hotel rooms?

I've Always Wondered...

Dec 20, 2013
We're starting a new series in January about life's little business & economics conundrums. What have you always wondered about?