Krissy Clark

Host and Senior Correspondent

SHORT BIO

I dig into history, policy and human stories to help make sense of "making it" in America. I'm interested in the fundamental shifts happening in the U.S. economy, including the widening gap between rich and poor, the stagnation of economic mobility, the growth of the low-wage service sector and the shrinking of middle-wage, middle-class jobs. My reporting has appeared on "99% Invisible," "Reveal," Slate, "Freakonomics," "Pop-Up Magazine," NPR's “Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered," and the BBC.

What was your first job?

The highly gendered job of babysitting.

In your next life, what would your career be?

Oyster farmer.

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.

Latest Stories (116)

Retailers around the world react to Bangladesh fire

May 15, 2013
After last month's collapse at a garment factory, retailers around the world are responding in different ways.

A new era in North American fossil fuel production

May 14, 2013
A new report says North America will once again dominate fossil fuel production

Bloomberg editor apologizes for violating client privacy

May 13, 2013
Bloomberg News admits reporters used Bloomberg terminals to access clients' information.

Occupy movement tries to reengage

Dec 12, 2011
Protesters around the country are working to reestablish the Occupy Wall Street movement. At the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, hundreds of demonstrators are trying to disrupt business.

Climate Scientists Use PR to Promote Cuddly Image

Jul 16, 2010
NOTE: We incorrectly directed people to this article from our daily email. The story you're actually looking for his here: Underneath the veils,...

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