Marilyn Geewax is a senior editor, assigning and editing business radio stories. She also serves as the national economics correspondent for the NPR web site, and regularly discusses economic issues on NPR’s mid-day show Here & Now.
Her work contributed to NPR’s 2011 Edward R. Murrow Award for hard news for “The Foreclosure Nightmare.” Geewax also worked on the foreclosure-crisis coverage that was recognized with a 2009 Heywood Broun Award.
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. Last year, she headed to Europe to participate in the RIAS German/American Journalist Exchange Program.
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 a member of the National Press Club’s Board of Governors in Washington DC.