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 (81)

Brains and Losses: Part II

What happens when you're scammed out of almost $200,000?
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Brains and Losses: Part I

Experts say it’s time for a national conversation about protecting seniors from scams.
Rose Conlon/Marketplace

My Economy: Dealing with trade uncertainty

May 6, 2019
Todd Adams just wants to see an end to trade and tariff volatility between the U.S. and China.
"I can’t say that we’ve shifted any more manufacturing back to the U.S. based on the tariff," said Todd Adams, president of stainless steel manufacturing company Sanitube, about last year's steel tariff. Above, a steel market in China in 2018.
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Why the Helvetica font got a digital makeover

Apr 24, 2019
Arielle Pardes, Wired associate editor, talks about the business of rebranding the widely used typeface.
New York's subway system is one of the many place where one can find the Helvetica font.
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Creating the superhero comedy "The Tick" in a world of epic blockbusters

Apr 18, 2019
Ben Edlund talks about bringing back his creation to small screens and what it's like being on the fringe of superhero media.
Ben Edlund, creator of "The Tick," at his home in Echo Park.
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The IMF cuts global growth outlook to 3.3 percent

A conversation with the IMF's chief economist about the lowest global growth rate since the financial crisis.
IMF Chief Economist Gita Gopinath speaks during a press conference in Washington, DC on April 9, 2019.
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In basketball, the right tech can improve your shot

"This merging of artificial intelligence and basketball is a really powerful thing," said Dr. Rachel Marty Pyke, data scientist.
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Millennials believe more money is the way to improve public education

Oct 23, 2018
"They choose increasing school funding, investing in neighborhood schools [and] providing teachers with increased pay. Those are their priorities."
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
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Millennials believe more money is the way to improve public education

Oct 23, 2018
"They choose increasing school funding, investing in neighborhood schools [and] providing teachers with increased pay. Those are their priorities."
Students walk near Royce Hall on the campus of UCLA on April 23, 2012 in Los Angeles, Calif.
Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The Economist warns of a coming recession in its world economy report

Oct 19, 2018
They find that "the rich world in particular is ill-prepared to deal with even a mild recession."
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Monday in New York City. As the global economy continues to react from events in China, markets dropped significantly around the world.
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