MARKETPLACE NAMES FINANCIAL JOURNALIST HEIDI MOORE AS NEW YORK BUREAU CHIEF

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MARKETPLACE NAMES FINANCIAL JOURNALIST HEIDI MOORE AS NEW YORK BUREAU CHIEF

American Public Media expands New York bureau, strengthens financial industry coverage

(January 18, 2011) – Los Angeles, CA – American Public Media’s Marketplace has named Heidi Moore its New York bureau chief as the program expands its coverage of the financial industry in the U.S. and globally.

Well known on Wall Street, Moore has reported for the New York Times‘ DealBook, The Wall Street Journal, Slate.com’s The Big Money, and New York Magazine. Moore is familiar to Marketplace listeners as a regular guest of host Kai Ryssdal’s Friday segment, The Weekly Wrap.

Moore will report on-line on Marketplace.org and on-air on Marketplace’s three programs, Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report and Marketplace Money.

“Heidi is a natural to lead Marketplace’s New York bureau,” says JJ Yore, executive producer for the Marketplace program portfolio. “She’s an established, authoritative source on Wall Street developments in traditional as well as social media venues, and we’re very pleased to welcome her to the Marketplace family.”

Marketplace is the best program on the radio today,” says Moore. “I am thrilled to become a part of it.”

Marketplace has three reporters in its New York bureau. In addition, the bureau recently expanded to include former Marketplace host David Brancaccio who’s “Economy 4.0” segments cover evolving changes in the global economy and financial system in the wake of the financial crisis.

Marketplace reports on business, the economy and money as they affect people every day. The portfolio reaches 9.3 million listeners each week on more than 500 public radio stations through its award-winning news shows: Marketplace Morning Report; Marketplace; and Marketplace Money.