Sabri Ben-Achour is a reporter for Marketplace, based in the New York City Bureau. He covers Wall Street, finance, and anything New York—and money—related.

Sabri will say that economics and finance are really hard, but they don’t have to be boring. In fact, they mustn’t be, because they are as important to a functioning society as history and art and politics. He believes the duty of an economics reporter is to bridge that gap — to absorb, break down, and make comprehensible and palatable (as in “fun”) the economic news of the day and the decade. This — as it should be for all journalism — is in the service of citizens who must decide how to conceptualize the society in which they live, their place in it, and how to guide its future.

Prior to joining Marketplace in 2013, Sabri was the Environment Reporter for WAMU 88.5 in Washington, D.C., where his work received two regional Edward R. Murrow awards for use of sound and feature reporting, five Chesapeake AP Broadcasters Association awards, and shared in a Gracie Award for the Kojo Nnamdi Show.

As a freelancer, Sabri has reported from earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the revolution-riven streets of Tunisia, the jungle streams of Panama, and the Democratic Republic of Congo’s war-torn Eastern provinces. 

Sabri attended the University of Virginia where he received his bachelor’s degree in Foreign Affairs with a focus on the Middle East. He attended the Georgetown Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he received his master’s in Foreign Service, focusing on global commerce and finance.

Sabri co-hosts Actuality, Marketplace and Quartz’s new podcast about the conversations behind business news. In his spare time, he teaches and makes ceramics.


Features by Sabri Ben-Achour

Turkey meat's screwy pricing

Bird flu skips thanksgiving, roils meat markets.
Posted In: turkey meat prices Thanksgiving
A migrant woman stands near tents at a site in Calais France dubbed the "New Jungle," where some 3,000 people have set up camp.

Thanksgiving in the Jungle

Quartz and Marketplace look at the current refugee crisis.
Posted In: refugees, migrants, France

Bird flu won't ruin Thanksgiving after all

Bird Flu has affected the turkey supply, but not as much for Thanksgiving turkeys.
Posted In: turkey meat prices Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving
A China Coast Guard ship (bottom) and a Philippine supply boat engage in a stand off as the Philippine boat attempts to reach the Second Thomas Shoal, a remote South China Sea a reef claimed by both countries, on March 29, 2014.

Who will forge the rules in the South China Sea?

The South China Sea construction is challenging international marine law.
Posted In: south china sea, marine law, seas

Grin and Bear It

Quartz and Marketplace explore fake happiness in the workplace.
Posted In: emotions, employees, employee training
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at an Apple special event unveiling the iPhone 6.

Apple wants to own your wallet

The company is set to join an army of companies fighting over the peer-to-peer payment business.
Posted In: apple, peer-to-peer payments, Venmo
Tying U.S. currency to gold was a policy dismantled in the early 70s.

Why the gold standard is hardly the gold standard

The idea plays well with some Republican politicians, but not with most economists.
Posted In: gold, gold standard, GOP debates
Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly in the film "The Devil Wears Prada."

Why so many bosses are jerks

Narcissism, arrogance, aggression. They're predictors of success in corporations.
Posted In: management, bosses, leadership, ambition
An Exxon gas station in Burbank, California.

Exxon target of climate change probe

What did the company know about the issue and what did it tell shareholders?
Posted In: climate change, Exxon, securities law


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