Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists

Stacey Vanek Smith 2010

NPR, Marketplace Morning Report

Stacey Vanek Smith grew up in Idaho. After high school, she went east and graduated from Princeton University with a degree in comparative literature and creative writing. After college, Stacey moved to Paris, where she earned a Masters degree in French Cultural Studies from Columbia University and developed a love of history, architecture and pastries. While in Paris, Stacey started working in journalism, serving as the arts editor for a city magazine and freelancing for Time Magazine. After two years in Paris, Stacey returned to the U.S. and worked as a freelance reporter and editor in Idaho for a year. She then moved in New York, where she earned her Masters from Columbia’s Journalism School. It was during her time at Columbia that Stacey started learning radio. She decided to go into the field the first time she recorded the sound of a cappuccino being made. Stacey joined the Marketplace staff in 2003 as an Associate Producer. She is now a Senior Reporter and fills in as a host on the Marketplace Morning Report.

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Stacey Vanek Smith

NPR, Marketplace Morning Report