How “Marketplace” creator Russell helped Brancaccio find his voice

Tyler Falk of Current writes about the legacy of Jim Russell, the creator of “Marketplace” who died earlier this week. Falk writes, “David Brancaccio, now host and senior editor of Marketplace Morning Report, said Russell ‘took an enormous risk’ when he hired Brancaccio as host of Marketplace at age 33. “Russell had a ‘reputation of being very intense,’ […]

NY Times makes three hires on its audio team

The following excerpt was sent out from The New York Times’ director of audio Paula Szuchman: Susan M. Lee comes to The Times as a researcher and fact-checker on “The Daily.” Most recently, she was a digital editor with “Marketplace” from American Public Media and an assigning editor for a media startup. Additionally, she has […]

Russell, creator of “Marketplace,” has died

Jim Russell, the creator of the public radio business news program “Marketplace” in 1989, has died in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. He was 76. Russell envisioned “Marketplace” as a business news show that would appeal to a mass audience, not just executives and investors, and he produced it in California, away from the traditional New York […]

Segarra of “Marketplace” joins NPR’s “Life Kit”

Marielle Segarra, most recently of “Marketplace,” will be the  first regular host of “Life Kit” starting this week. Andee Tagle, currently an associate producer on the show, will join Segarra in the newly created role of reporter-producer. “What I love about ‘Life Kit’ is that it’s honest and vulnerable,” said Segarra in a statement. “Each […]

Conlon departs “Marketplace” for Kansas

Rose Conlon, an associate producer at “Marketplace” in Los Angeles, has left to become a health reporter at KMUW in Wichita, Kansas. She will also be part of the Kansas News Service. Conlon was at “Marketplace” for more than three years, first as an assistant producer. She is a graduate of Scripps College.

“Marketplace”‘s Brett becomes opinion editor at Maine daily

Siobhan Brett, who has been at “Marketplace” for the past three years, has been named opinion editor at the Portland Press-Herald in Maine. She has been an editor at “Marketplace” since May 2021. Before that, she was a digital editor and planning editor. Brett has also been a reporter at Mergermarket, the International Financial Law […]

Adams named co-host of “Make Me Smart” by Marketplace

Kimberly Adams has been appointed co-host of “Make Me Smart,” a Marketplace show, with Kai Ryssdal. She recently served as a correspondent. Before that, she was a reporter and then senior reporter. She has also worked freelance and was with NPR for over 3 years. She has also interned at the Associated Press Broadcast Center. […]

Marketplace taps Peacher as editor

Marketplace has appointed Amanda Peacher as an editor. She recently was serving as a senior reporter writing about the economy. She has also worked freelance and has taught an upper-level course in audio storytelling and podcasting at UC San Diego. She has also produced enterprise and investigative radio and online stories about the Mountain West […]

Hughes moves to “Marketplace” to focus on educated-related biz and economy coverage

Stephanie Hughes has moved to the public radio show “Marketplace” to cover broad business and economics stories with a focus on education. She has been a producer at “Marketplace Tech,” which examines the growing digital economy and looks at how technology is changing the work we do every day. Previously, she worked as a producer for […]

Vigeland joins WSJ as senior podcast host/producer

Tess Vigeland has joined the Wall Street Journal as a senior host and producer, where she will be hosting a brand new podcast on careers and work lives. The podcast begins in January. Vigeland has hosted several at the national business and economics show “Marketplace” for 11 years. She also anchored NPR’s “All Things Considered” […]