AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA ANNOUNCES NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT CARMEN WONG ULRICH TO HOST MARKETPLACE MONEY

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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA ANNOUNCES
NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PERSONAL FINANCE EXPERT CARMEN WONG ULRICH
TO HOST MARKETPLACE MONEY

St. Paul, Minn., September 25, 2013 – After an extensive nationwide search, American Public Media (APM) today announced that personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich will be the new host of Marketplace Money, APM’s weekend personal finance program, with programs airing the weekend of November 2.

Ulrich will be the signature voice of Marketplace’s personal finance coverage across all Marketplace programs and online at Marketplace.org. As the host of Marketplace Money, she will be the face of the show’s social media presence, interacting with the show’s online audience daily and with the listening audience weekly via the nationally-distributed program. She will host the weekend Marketplace Money show, blog at MarketplaceMoney.org and appear on the daily Marketplace and Marketplace Morning Report shows.

Marketplace vice president and executive producer Deborah Clark said with Ulrich at the helm, Marketplace Money will be well-positioned to become a stronger listener-focused show that pays comprehensive attention to the personal finance issues facing Americans. “Carmen brings a broad and deep knowledge of personal finance to the Marketplace portfolio,” said Clark. “She’s really the whole package – personal finance smarts and expertise and an engaging broadcast personality—and will fit seamlessly into the Marketplace sensibility of being able to translate complex issues into relatable stories. Listeners will benefit greatly from her background. She can go beyond explaining how to make smart healthcare or investment choices to a deeper understanding of the direct impact of public policy and the market’s ebbs and flows.” Ulrich will also give Marketplace an opportunity to further grow its multi-platform presence, especially in mobile and on television.

A well-respected personal finance commentator and author, Ulrich has co-owned an all-female financial planning firm and hosted her own personal finance television show, CNBC’s On the Money. She appears frequently as a personal finance expert on numerous national network and cable outlets, including on NBC’s Today, ABC’s The View, and a variety of shows on CNN, MSNBC and CBS. Ulrich has made it her life’s work to empower people to make educated choices about personal finance, helping them understand the link between their financial health and their ability to live the life of their dreams. Known for her ability to make personal finance accessible to people of all ages, Ulrich is the author of Generation Debt: Take Control of Your Money, lauded as a must-read for the under-40 set by The Wall Street Journal and The Real Cost of Living, which explores the psychological costs and benefits of financial choices.

“I’m thrilled to sit back in the host chair for Marketplace Money,” said Ulrich. “Connecting with listeners, readers and viewers is paramount in keeping personal finance personal and Marketplace has an engaged, responsive audience like no other. I can’t wait to meet them.”

At Marketplace, Ulrich will work closely with Clark to create new ways to engage with and empower listeners to make sound personal finance choices and improve their financial security. She will be based in New York, working out of Marketplace’s expanded bureau, the ideal setting for her to continue her work educating audiences on personal finance issues at the intersection of Wall Street and Main Street.

A former editor at MONEY magazine, Ulrich currently writes for The New York Times and pens a monthly advice column for Good Housekeeping. She’s written for Parade and Glamour magazines and has been the financial advice columnist for LATINA, ESSENCE and Men’s Health. Her advice also has been highlighted in U.S. News & World Report, The Washington Post, ELLE, SELF and many others. In addition to her journalistic and professional credentials, Ulrich is an assistant professor in the department of finance and risk engineering at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Ulrich has a masters’ degree in psychology from Teachers’ College, Columbia University and serves on the board of the Council of Urban Professionals, the NY Urban League, and the advisory boards of VIVA Broadway and Dress for Success. She will be heard nationwide on Marketplace Money in November.

Marketplace® is produced and distributed by American Public Media™ (APM), one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio reaching 17 million listeners via nearly 900 radio stations nationwide each week. Produced in association with the University of Southern California, Marketplace® programs are currently broadcast by more than 500 public radio stations nationwide and heard by nearly 10 million weekly listeners. Marketplace programs are noted for their timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economic and personal finance focusing on the latest business news both nationally and internationally, the global economy and wider events linked to the financial markets. For more information on Marketplace visit marketplace.org.
Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.

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Source: Data are copyright Arbitron, Inc. Arbitron data are estimates only.

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