Noel King is a correspondent for Planet Money.
Before coming to NPR in 2016, she was senior reporter for Marketplace's Wealth & Poverty desk and a fill-in host for the Marketplace Morning Report.
Her in-depth reporting at Marketplace investigated the causes and consequences of wealth and income inequality. She spent five months embedded in a pop-up news bureau examining the effects of gentrification on residents of a Los Angeles neighborhood, listened in as low-income and wealthy residents of a New Orleans neighborhood negotiated the best way to live side-by-side, searched for the meaning of "middle class" in Paducah, Kentucky, and spent time in Baltimore trying to determine how many jobs a $100 million dollar federal investment could create.
Noel spent five years covering conflicts in the Middle East and Africa. From 2011 to 2013, she was based in Cairo, reporting on the aftermath of Egypt's uprising for PRI's The World, the CBC, and the BBC. From 2004 to 2008, she was based first in Khartoum and later, Kigali, covering wars and their aftermath in Darfur, the Democratic Republic of Congo, South Sudan, and Rwanda for Voice of America and wire services.
In 2008, Noel joined the inaugural team of The Takeaway, a live morning show produced by WNYC and PRI in collaboration with The New York Times. During her tenure as a managing producer, the show's coverage of race in America won an RTDNA UNITY Award. She also served as a fill-in host for The Takeaway.
Noel is a graduate of Brown University, and a native of Kerhonkson, N.Y.