Daniel Shin

Associate Producer and director

SHORT BIO

I am a "floating producer" for Marketplace, which means that I direct and produce both the “Morning Report” program with David Brancaccio and the afternoon show with Kai Ryssdal.

What was your first job?

I worked at a very short-staffed sushi restaurant, doing multiple jobs (cashier, waiter, busser, delivery).

What do you think is the hardest part of your job that no one knows?

Doing math, and there is a lot of math in my job.

What advice do you wish someone had given you before you started this career?

Play more video games.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Professional games meister and tweeter.

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

Video games.

What is something that everyone should own, no matter how much it costs?

A Nintendo Switch console.

What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?

Every time I'm able to get a video game music bridge onto one of our live shows.

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

A Dragon Quest Slime because it's from my favorite video game.

 

Latest Stories (127)

Biden faces economic obstacles beyond the pandemic's burdens

The list includes dwindling trust funds for Social Security and Medicare and potential bubbles in the housing and stock markets.
Biden will confront "headwinds unlike those that have ever been faced by any modern president," says Eugene Steuerle of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center.
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How weak overtime protections contribute to inequality

A key number for calculating overtime pay hasn't been adequately updated since 1975 — economists hope that changes.
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Rethinking the U.S.-China relationship under the Biden administration

Economist Dean Baker says the two should be sharing intellectual property in health care and climate technology, "not fighting over it."
Then-U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaking in Beijing in 2013. As president, Biden will inherit a complicated relationship between the giant economies.
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With Biden, could we be headed toward tougher standards for financial advisers?

Biden's platform touches on toughening rules that make financial advisers legally obligated to put clients' interests first.
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Facebook case won't be "open and shut," former antitrust attorney says

Erik Gordon thinks we won't see Facebook broken up and spun off into smaller separate companies.
Erik Gordon says there are other remedies for Facebook besides breaking it up, including making it open up some of its proprietary technology.
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How one health care system in Georgia is planning its COVID vaccine distribution

Dec 10, 2020
Georgia's largest health care provider is looking at prioritizing ER and intensive care workers for vaccine distribution.
Dr. Jonathan Lewin, CEO of Emory Healthcare, the largest health care provider for the state of Georgia, says that it is prioritizing vaccine distribution for staffers based on a number of risk factors and being able to preserve the ability to provide care.
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New Rand study quantifies cost of rising U.S. inequality

Dec 8, 2020
In the past 40 years, income inequality has cost 90% of workers about $2.5 trillion, the Rand study suggests.
From the mid-1970s on, while the U.S. economy has grown, fewer people have reaped the benefits.
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How Pennsylvania plans to handle COVID vaccine distribution

Nov 25, 2020
Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine says she's confident in the state's plan for rolling out vaccines.
Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania’s secretary of health and president of Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, is "very confident" in the state's vaccine plan, but says it will need more funding.
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Getting states prepared to distribute COVID vaccines

The list includes funding, a plan for communicating with the public, medical personnel training and storage capabilities.
Among other things, states need government funding that hasn't been approved, says  Claire Hannan of the Association of Immunization Managers.
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What the USC Daybreak poll got right and wrong about 2020 election predictions

Nov 19, 2020
Asking people who they think their friends and family members will vote for may end up being a close estimate of actual election outcomes.
Social circle polling can be "like having a little window into the people that we may or may not have access to," says Jill Darling, survey director of the USC Daybreak poll.
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