Stacey Vanek Smith is a senior reporter for Marketplace, where she covers banking, consumer finance, housing and advertising. She began her career with Marketplace in 2003 as an assistant producer and has worked as an editor, reporter and fills in as host on the Marketplace Morning Report. Vanek Smith is a graduate of Princeton University with a bachelor’s degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She holds a masters degree in French cultural studies and a masters in broadcast journalism from Columbia University. She also received a fellowship from the National Press Foundation to attend the Wharton Business Journalist Seminars in 2010. She is fluent in French and proficient in German. Vanek Smith’s work has appeared in TIME magazine, The Christian Science Monitor, Boise Weekly, Idaho Weddings, Freakonomics Radio, Weekend America, The California Report and Marketplace. A native of Idaho, Vanek Smith now lives in Brooklyn. She spends most of her free time exploring the city, cooking, watching reality television and trying to decide who makes the best pizza in New York.
Posted In: Snapchat, values, startups
We look at what makes Snapchat worth what people think it's worth today?
Posted In: emmys, emmy awards, NBC, TV ads
NBC has moved the Emmys from Sunday to Monday... and the reason is all economics.
Posted In: Janet Yellen, Fed chair
The Fed is likely to stay the course, and other central banks are fine with that.
Posted In: Bankers, recession, Economy
Is it a bird? Its it a plane? No! It's the Federal Reserve!
Posted In: dollar store, mergers, discount store
If you thought all dollar stores are the same, think again.
Posted In: brunch, Amazon, Axe, marketing, Candy Crush, freemium, Opinion
Zac Bissonnette and Marketplace's Stacey Vanek Smith wrap up the week's news.
SWAT teams, frequent flier miles, and a high tech football stadium.
Europe's GDP, addressing employee mental health, and switching movies to digital.
Amazon local register, growth in teacher aides, and Alibaba sells stock.
Payday loans, water infrastructure, and Aremnian PR.