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Planet Money

NPR's Multimedia Team on the Global Economy

Biography

“Planet Money” is an award-winning economic explanation team hosted by primary correspondents Adam Davidson and Alex Blumberg. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on “Morning Edition,” “All Things Considered,” and “This American Life,” “Planet Money” helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. It also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert. Read More >

Adam Davidson is co-founder, host, and senior correspondent for NPR’s “Planet Money.” He has received the highest honors for his work on NPR and "This American Life," including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and Polk Awards. He has been a featured guest on Meet the Press, Anderson Cooper 360, Good Morning America, and many other television programs. Since 2004, Davidson has covered the global economy for NPR, reporting from dozens of countries around the world. He has also covered major breaking news stories, including reports from Banda Aceh, Indonesia, shortly after the tsunami; New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina; and Paris during the youth riots. Prior to 2004, he was Middle East correspondent for “Marketplace.” He arrived in Baghdad, Iraq, shortly after US troops took the city and remained there for a year. He has also reported from Syria, Lebanon, Turkey, Israel, the West Bank, Jordan, and Kuwait.

Alex Blumberg is a producer for the public radio program “This American Life” and a co-founder, host, and editor for “Planet Money.” His radio work has won most of journalism’s highest honors including the Polk, DuPont-Columbia, and Peabody Awards. Blumberg was also an executive producer on the television version of This American Life, which aired on the Showtime network and received four Emmy Awards, including one for best nonfiction series. He teaches radio journalism at Columbia University.

Together, Davidson and Blumberg co-reported and produced the radio documentary on the housing crisis, "The Giant Pool of Money." It was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University and was widely recognized as the clearest and most entertaining explanation for the roots of the financial crisis in any media. Read Less ^

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