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)

What makes a land of opportunity

Apr 16, 2015
Dayton, Ohio can teach us a lot about mobility and the American Dream.

Dayton bucks a population decline

Apr 1, 2015
Welcoming immigrants has helped Dayton reverse its economic prospects.

Waiting for a big break in Germany's new economy

Feb 27, 2015
How do you make it in Germany? One waitress shares her story.

The Global Economy at work

Feb 26, 2015
What's the connection between sunglasses, white gloves, and an economic slump?

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?

York & Fig: The business of gentrification

Dec 4, 2014
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, the story of how the change got started often involves a cute little café/

Health care coverage reaches Latinos

Sep 25, 2014
The number of young Latinos not covered by health insurance has fallen by half.

Should we know how much stores take in from food stamps?

Sep 8, 2014
Monday was the last day of a month-long public comment period set up by the USDA.

Wage growth in the U.S. is stuck in the '70s

Sep 1, 2014
Most American workers have seen little to no growth in wages since the '70s.

Obama campaign operative's surprising move to Uber

Aug 20, 2014
David Plouffe's new role at the ride-sharing tech company raises some eyebrows.