Winner 2000


Marketplace Productions/Minnesota Public Radio, in assocication with University of Southern California

From humble beginnings in January, 1989, in Long Beach, California, Marketplace has grown into one of the most-listened-to daily business and financial news programs in the United States. Produced today by Minnesota Public Radio in Los Angeles and in association with the University of Southern California, the program offers listeners a refreshing, perceptive account of the day’s international economic news and gives it audience insight into and understanding of the global economy affecting their communities and their lives. Under the direction of MPR’s senior vice president Jim Russell, who created Marketplace, executive producer J.J. Yore, and producer David Brown, hosts David Brancaccio and Cheryl Glaser bring listeners lively, engaging, and sometimes irreverent stories from numerous producers and reporters about the fascinating inter-related world of business. Always witty, well-informed and smart, Marketplace emphasizes interpretive reporting and analysis for business novices as well as insiders and consequently has become a “business show for the rest of us” in the United States as well as the world. Not only is Marketplace distributed nationwide by Public Radio International, but it is also heard around the world via American Forces Radio and Television Service and on World Radio Network, a direct broadcast satellite channel serving Europe, Asia, and Africa. A truly comprehensive program, Marketplace gives listeners local, national and global economics news and information in a sophisticated, creative and accessible fashion and merits a Peabody Award.