Krissy Clark

Host and Senior Correspondent

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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?

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)

La Tropicana thrives in a changing neighborhood

Sep 17, 2015
It's a tale of two customer bases told through dried chiles and gluten-free bread.

Entrepreneur starts over in Highland Park

Aug 25, 2015
A computer repairman confronts losing his home and business.

Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later

Aug 20, 2015
The brick building was home to men living on the edge, looking out for each other.

Lowe's takes a magical millennial bus tour

Aug 13, 2015
One of America's biggest retail companies learns about new consumer habits.

Many Marin workers can't afford to live in Marin

Jun 18, 2015
What happens when most of your county's workers can’t afford to live in the county?

The debate against affordable housing in Marin

Jun 11, 2015
Not all Marin County residents have embraced George Lucas' plan to build an affordable housing project.
A canal in Marin County, California
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Finding affordable housing in an unaffordable place

Jun 10, 2015
Projects like Marin's Toussin Senior Apartments help but are tricky to finance.

Military families turn to food stamps

May 25, 2015
Frequent moves or a parent overseas take a financial toll on those serving.

What pushes people up the economic ladder

Apr 17, 2015
Researchers have discovered factors that may help economic mobility.

What makes economic mobility possible

Apr 17, 2015
"Social Capital" is one key factor influencing economic mobility.