Peter Balonon-Rosen is an associate producer for Marketplace's on-demand team.
He joined Marketplace in 2017 as an associate producer for Marketplace Weekend. On that team, he helped to develop original show ideas, served as field producer, created original digital content and reported original features across the Marketplace shop. Some of his favorite stories include stories produced on Marketplace Weekend's trip to Puerto Rico to follow-up on post-Hurricane Maria recovery, his reporting on the business of storm chasing and emojis, looks at the gender wage gap and how ancestry services fail people of color.
Peter's reporting work has appeared online and on-air for Marketplace, NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Here & Now, WBUR and Indiana Public Broadcasting.
Peter entered the world of public radio at WBUR in Boston. He served as a multimedia education reporter in WBUR's newsroom. Peter's reporting on equity and innovation in Massachusetts education appeared on-air and online. His work contributed to a national series about racial disparities in suspension. That series won first prize for feature reporting from the Education Writers Association.
Looking to shake things up, Peter then packed his life into his car and headed to the Midwest. Peter served as statewide education reporter for Indiana Public Broadcasting, a regional journalism collaborative of Indiana public radio stations. His reporting focused on equity issues in education, school choice, students with disabilities and services for migrant workers. He also played in a band, toured and saw more of the country than he imagined.
Peter got his journalism start on public access television. Peter covered labor and housing as an initial member of the news team at Somerville Community Access Television in Somerville, MA.
Peter graduated from Tufts University with a bachelor's degree in American Studies and certificate in Film Studies. He grew up in Rochester, NY. When he's not in the newsroom, Peter enjoys playing music, arguing about who's the best Ramone (Dee Dee, duh) and consuming storytelling of all kinds.Twitter: pbalonon_rosen