American Public Media’s Marketplace Announces Molly Wood as Host/Reporter

Contact: Angie Andresen
aandresen@americanpublicmedia.org

Los Angeles, March 17, 2015 

Molly Wood, former deputy technology editor at the New York Times, Molly Woodhas joined Marketplace as a host and reporter. She will be based in San Francisco and will begin at Marketplace on April 13.

“Molly brings a distinctive and engaging on-air presence that’s really compatible with the Marketplace style,” said Deborah Clark, Marketplace’s vice president & executive producer. “She has a passion for what we do and brings boundless interesting ideas to the table. I’m delighted to add her smart, fresh approach to storytelling to our team.”

Wood’s experience covering personal technology spans all media – print, online and broadcast. A frequent contributor to Marketplace Tech and other national media outlets, Wood also launched the CNET podcast Buzz Out Loud, which was one of the early successes in tech podcasts. She also created and executive produced “Always On with Molly Wood” at CNET.

“I am so excited to join Marketplace, a show I’ve admired for years for its commitment to great journalism and cast of entertaining voices. I can’t wait to be among them,” Wood said. “I love the medium of radio, I admire the mission of public radio and I am honored to be part of this great team and to contribute my voice to these important stories.”

Wood will serve as a backup host for all Marketplace shows and will report – primarily on technology stories – when not hosting.

About Marketplace

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 more than 18 million listeners via more than 900 radio stations nationwide each week. Produced in association with the University of Southern California, Marketplace® programs (Marketplace, Marketplace Weekend, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Tech) are currently broadcast by more than 500 public radio stations nationwide and heard by nearly 11 million weekly listeners and Marketplace, the weekday evening program, is the largest business news program, on radio or TV, in the country.

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.  For more information on American Public Media, visit americanpublicmedia.org.

Source: Data are copyright Nielsen Audio, Sp13/F13 average. Data are estimates only.

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