Marilyn Geewax is a contributor to NPR.
Before leaving NPR, she served as senior business news editor, assigning and editing stories for radio. In that role she also wrote and edited for the NPR web site, and regularly discussed economic issues on the mid-day show Here & Nowfrom NPR and WBUR. Following the 2016 presidential election, she coordinated coverage of the Trump family business interests.
Before joining NPR in 2008, Geewax served as the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers' Washington Bureau. Before that, she worked at Cox's flagship paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, first as a business reporter and then as a columnist and editorial board member. She got her start as a business reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal.
Over the years, she has filed news stories from China, Japan, South Africa, and Europe. She helped edit coverage for NPR that won the Edward R. Murrow Award and Heywood Broun Award.
Geewax was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where she studied economics and international relations. She earned a master's degree at Georgetown University, focusing on international economic affairs, and has a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.
She is the former vice chair of the National Press Club's Board of Governors, and currently serves on the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.
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