2019 – Present PLANET MONEY (New York, New York)  Host and Reporter for Planet Money, NPR’s podcast and radio show that explains the economy.
2014 – 2019 WNYC (New York, New York) Reporter. Lead reporter for NPR/PBS collaboration, The Emperor of All Maladies, as well as Rx for the Bx, a series on the Bronx. Stories for Radiolab, On The Media, the United States of Anxiety, NPR, WNYC News, Studio 360, the Takeaway, the Brian Lehrer Show plus more.
2010 – 2012 MARKETPLACE (New York, New York) Producer for Economy 4.0, a series on the “New Economy” with David Brancaccio. Manager of staff, production, budget, as well as content producer and long-term planner.
2008 – 2009 RADIOLAB (New York, New York) Interim Senior Producer for Peabody-Award winning show. Manager of show production, staff and interns, as well as content producer.
2005 – 2007 WEEKEND AMERICA (New York, New York) East Coast Reporter/Editor. Reporter and editor for national weekly radio show. Manager of the program’s New York bureau.
2001 – 2005 THE NEXT BIG THING at WNYC (New York, New York) Producer. Responsible for pitching stories, developing ideas, reporting and writing for national weekly radio show. Also edited freelancers and provided technical oversight of show.
1999 – 2000 BANFF CENTRE FOR THE ARTS (Banff, Alberta) Assistant Audio Engineer. Sound engineer for feature film, classical and jazz recordings.


  • Reporting for NPR, Marketplace, BBC, Studio 360, WNYC, CBC, On The Media, United States of Anxiety, WBEZ’s Re:sound, Reveal, Life of the Law, the Brian Lehrer Show (2003-present)
  • Producer of two NEH-funded “American Icons” shows for Studio 360. Native Son (2013) and Monticello (2010)
  • Reporter for a half-hour BBC World Service radio documentary on the impact of criminal justice debt (2012)
  • Producer of one-hour episode of Radio Lab, “Yellow Fluff & Other Curious Encounters” (2009) and Freakonomics, “Legacy of a Jerk” (2012)


  • NY Press Club – US of Anxiety (2017)
  • RTNDA Regional Murrow Award – Living Cancer series with NPR (2016)
  • Deadline Club Award – Finalist for “Rx for the Bx” (2015) and “Monticello” (2011)
  • NY State AP Award – Second Place, Best Interview “Rx for the Bx” (2014)
  • Media for a Just Society Award – Honored along with Andrew Solomon, Ken Burns, Jim Ridgeway & Shane Bauer for criminal justice reporting (2013)
  • Soros Justice Media Fellowship – Yearlong fellowship to work on a series of documentaries on crime & debt for the BBC and Marketplace (2012-2013)
  • BBC’s Real America – Selected from hundreds of journalists to report a half-hour documentary for the BBC World Service (2012)
  • Third Coast Audio Festival – Editor for three award-winning stories: Song and Memory (2006), Hard To Say (2004), Open Outcry (2003)
  • Banff Centre for the Arts Scholarship – Recipient of full funding for audio engineering work-study program (1999-2000)


  • Adjunct Lecturer at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Teacher of Fundamentals in Multimedia, an introduction to audio/radio news and Radio News Writing and Reporting (2010-present)
  • Guest speaker at the New School, Columbia University, Rutgers, NYU, American Society of Journalists & Authors, Brooklyn College, UnionDocs, Werk It (2004-present)


1997 Bachelor of Arts with Honors, Concordia University/McGill University – Communication Studies with a Specialization in Sound
1993 Film courses at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
1992 Art History courses at the University of California at Berkeley
  Fluent in English and French, Basic Spanish