“Marketplace” hires Bradford as a reporter
The “Marketplace” business radio show has hired Ben Bradford as a reporter.
His first day was Monday.
Bradford has been a state government reporter at Capital Public Radio in Sacramento for the past three years. Before entering journalism, he did stints as a bartender, actor, undersized bouncer, stuntman, viral marketer and press secretary to a member of Congress.
Bradford is a graduate of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. He sold his second-ever radio story to WNYC, and his third to NPR.
For WFAE in Charlotte, he covered the arrest and resignation of mayor Patrick Cannon for public corruption, the removal of the confederate flag from the South Carolina statehouse, the Duke Energy coal ash spill, and how cities find sister cities.
He won the 2014 national Edward R. Murrow award for hard news reporting.