I host and produce Marketplace's narrative documentary podcast The Uncertain Hour, where I dig into forgotten history, obscure policies and human stories to help make sense of America's weird and often unequal economy. My reporting has also appeared on "99% Invisible," "Reveal," Slate, "Freakonomics," "Pop-Up Magazine," NPR's “Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," and the BBC.
My work has earned national honors, including two Gracies for best investigative report and best reporter. I have been a finalist for two Loeb awards, a finalist for the Livingston Award, a nominee for a James Beard award for food journalism, and a finalist for two Third Coast International Audio Festival awards. I've been part of reporting and editing teams that received honors from IRE (Investigative Reporters and Editors), Scripps-Howard, the National Awards for Education Reporting, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing, and the Webbies.
I was a Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, and I have a degree in The Humanities from Yale University.
What was your first job?
The highly gendered job of babysitting.
In your next life, what would your career be?
What’s your most memorable Marketplace moment?
Jumping from a flying trapeze for a story about the social safety net.
What’s the favorite item in your workspace and why?
Some handwritten thank-you notes from listeners, the Krispy Kreme mug an old colleague gave me and the pictures of my kids.