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Corbett becomes visual host of NPR’s “Planet Money” Tik Tok

April 4, 2024

Posted by Chris Roush

Jack Corbett
Jack Corbett

NPR announced that Jack Corbett has been named visual host of “Planet Money”‘s TikTok account.

Corbett will be “Planet Money”‘s first visual host.

NPR’s economics podcast “Planet Money” finds creative, entertaining stories that make sense of the big, complicated forces that move our economy and shape your life. In the early days of the pandemic, Corbett shot NPR’s first TikTok about the stock market circuit breaker. His reporting style became a perfect fit for the pandemic and the new short-form world order it has left in its wake.

Since then Planet Money TikTok‘s unique style and sensibility have garnered a devoted, loyal fanbase of young and diverse audiences. Almost four years later, the channel has amassed a large, devoted following of almost 800,000. His TikToks have received almost 15 million likes.

“Since my first day as an intern, I was rattling off weird ideas, pipedreams, strange pitches—I didn’t really expect anyone to take them seriously…I was blindsided by the generosity,” said Corbett. “Not only were these ideas taken seriously, but they were encouraged and pushed along. The people here at NPR have helped me make those weird ideas into real videos at every turn. I am so appreciative of everyone who has lent their expertise. It’s no miracle that good work and innovation come from this environment. I’m grateful to be a small part of it.”

In 2023, Corbett’s work on “Planet Money”‘s TikTok won an Edward R. Murrow award and he’s also been recognized by the White House Press Photographers Association.

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