Kimberly covers politics and general news for Marketplace from the Washington, D.C. Bureau.

Before moving to DC, Kimberly reported on the political, social, and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring as a freelance journalist based in Cairo. Her work aired on multiple networks in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong, and elsewhere. While in Cairo, her work was recognized with awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication. She also was competitively selected for the International Women’s Media Foundation “Great Lakes” Reporting fellowship to Uganda, where Kimberly reported stories on environmental, economic, and LGBT issues.

Before shifting to freelancing, Kimberly worked as a producer for NPR from the DC headquarters, covering politics, arts, culture, and breaking news. She began as assistant to Senior News Analyst Daniel Schorr, and working with him until he passed away. At NPR, she also produced for Weekend Edition and the Washington Political Unit. In 2011, Kimberly was competitively selected for NPR's reporter training program, during which she reported for WBUR in Boston.

Kimberly holds degrees in journalism and political science from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and a graduate diploma in political science from the American University in Cairo.


Features by Kimberly Adams

Investing in fantasy sports is becoming a way for sports networks to cash in on live programming and expand their footprint.

Sports channels tap fantasy games for new content

Investors are pouring money into online sites like DraftKings.
Posted In: Sports, fox sports, online gambling, fantasy sports

Price of orange juice squeezes consumers

At $6 a gallon, it's the most expensive ever.
Posted In: orange juice, Florida, oranges

Kenyans hope to cash in on Obama visit

Businesses are banking on diplomats staying around after global summit ends.
Posted In: President Obama, Kenya, economic growth, tourism
Emad Hafez in his shop.

Without tourists, Egyptian business owners adapt

Some Egyptian business owners shift to exporting to make up for lost tourists.
Posted In: Egypt, Arab Spring, tourism

Five years on, Dodd-Frank still controversial

Regulators are still writing rules for the financial reform law.
Posted In: dodd-frank, Dodd-Frank law, Securities and Exchange Commission

Europe to Greece: Here's some money to pay us back

Athens is using a loan to pay its bills instead of boosting its economy.
Posted In: Greece, Greek, greekcrisis
The NASA logo on a protective box at Kennedy Space Center in Florida

Can private companies keep the space station supplied?

Failed missions to the ISS leave NASA and researchers with the bill.
Posted In: NASA, international space station, space station, spacex

Foreign aid cut won't have big effect on average Egyptians

The White House has decided to cut some military aid to Egypt. But the impact won't be felt among regular Egyptians.
Posted In: Egypt

Once welcomed, Syrians in Egypt now face hostility

Egypt once gave a warm welcome to Syrians fleeing the country's civil war but as more have come the welcome is wearing thin.
Posted In: Egypt, syria, refugees

Egypt's trains falter; microbuses fill the gap

Egypt's new government has suspended the national rail service. This is bad news for most Egyptians, but good news for the country's microbus drivers.
Posted In: Egypt, Transportation, middle east


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