Daisy Palacios

Producer

SHORT BIO

I mostly field produce stories on a variety of topics — things like small business, immigration, manufacturing, trade, elections and hurricane recovery. I'm also responsible for booking guests, editing interviews, researching and writing stories for broadcast.

What was your first job?

In my very first job at the age of 16, I was a telemarketer.

In your next life, what would your career be?

A detective! Or an interior designer!

Fill in the blank: Money can’t buy you happiness, but it can buy you ______.

Lots of shoes!

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

A colorful photo of Juan Gabriel (¡Que viva!)

Latest Stories (126)

A Los Angeles bookstore owner on reinventing her small business during the pandemic

Oct 12, 2020
Celene Navarrete had to close her shop doors in March and is now growing her online store and attending virtual book fairs.
Celene Navarrete, left, and Chiara Arroyo, owners of LA Librería in Los Angeles.
Sergio López Valero/Courtesy of Celene Navarrete

A nonprofit director finds hope in community engagement

Sep 3, 2020
Once, Chiquikta Fountain wanted to escape the little town of Cleveland, Mississippi. Now she is reinvested in the Delta city.
Chiquikta Fountain and her son Maurice at their home in Cleveland, Mississippi, in 2016.
Marketplace

How are CEOs doing on their stakeholdlers pledge?

In 2019, some of the country's most powerful business leaders promised to redefine what it means to be a corporation. Then the pandemic hit.
People walk outside the New York Stock Exchange last month. One year ago, a group of nearly 200 CEOs agreed to consider more than just shareholders in business decisions.
Johannes Eisele/AFP via Getty Images

She turned a calming hobby into a business during quarantine

Aug 18, 2020
Tally Dilbert wanted to get her mind off the difficulty of being home all day. That’s when she rediscovered painting.
Paintings by Tally Dilbert.
Courtesy Tally Dilbert

The student debt crisis hits Black Americans the hardest

Aug 17, 2020
How systemic racism fueled the student debt crisis for Black borrowers.
ROBYN BECK/AFP via Getty Image

Becoming a small business owner during a pandemic

Jul 15, 2020
Erin Gomes, a new business owner in the Bay Area, faces unexpected challenges due to COVID-19.
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

LA mayor on homelessness, infrastructure and deciding not to run in 2020

Dec 23, 2019
How is the nation's second-largest city thinking about its two biggest problems?
Eric Garcetti has been LA Mayor for the past six years. Above, "Marketplace" host Kai Ryssdal and Garcetti chat in the official mayor's residence, the Getty House.
Daisy Palacios/Marketplace

Tariff land: How farmers in Iowa are dealing with the trade war

Dec 12, 2019
China was the United States’ biggest customer of soybeans, but the trade war changed that.
Ben Hethcoat/Marketplace

These are the states benefiting the most from the $28 billion farm bailout

Dec 12, 2019
A government program has given billions in subsidies to farmers affected by the U.S.-China trade war.
A view of a combine being used to harvest soybeans in a field at a farm in Iowa.
Joe Raedle/Getty Images

From metalhead to Latin music mogul

Dec 10, 2019
Criteria Entertainment CEO Diana Rodriguez learned the music business in Colombia before becoming the first woman to head a U.S Latin label.
Courtesy of Criteria Entertainment