Lewis Wallace is a reporter for Marketplace based in the New York Bureau, working closely with Marketplace Morning Report.
He comes to Marketplace from WYSO Public Radio in Yellow Springs, Ohio, where he was an economics reporter and managing editor. He got his start in radio as a Pritzker Journalism Fellow at WBEZ in Chicago, where he focused on science and the environment. Before becoming a radio news hound, Lewis worked as a community organizer, barista, sex educator and freelance writer. His stories have aired on NPR, WBEZ, Marketplace and Studio 360, as well as Ohio Public Radio, and his work has won multiple national, regional and statewide awards including a recent regional Murrow award for best documentary.
He was a 2013 Metcalf fellow and a 2015 AIR New Voices fellow. Lewis is transgender and goes by the pronouns 'he' and 'him.' He gets his kicks holding up a microphone to random strangers so as to help other random strangers better understand their world.Twitter: LewisPants