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Marilyn Geewax
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Marilyn Geewax

Senior Business Editor, Business News Desk

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. Recently, 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 and serves on the Global Economic Reporting Initiative Committee for the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, questions Treasury Secretary-designate Steven Mnuchin at his confirmation hearing in January. On Thursday, Brown asked Mnuchin for a list of Trump business associates. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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President Trump's lawyers said that a decade's worth of his tax returns show he doesn't owe money to Russian lenders and that he has received no income from Russian sources, with "a few exceptions." Without copies of those returns, these statements cannot be verified. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Nicole Kushner Meyer (third from left), the sister of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner, poses at a promotional event in Shanghai on Sunday. Albee Zhang/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Kushner Family Business Pitch In China Prompts Questions About Investor Visas

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Corey Lewandowski, a former Trump campaign manager, stepped down from a lobbying firm he'd founded after it was revealed he hadn't registered as as lobbyist. VIEW press/Corbis via Getty Images hide caption

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As Trump Inquiries Flood Ethics Office, Director Looks To House For Action

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The General Services Administration says President Trump is legally entitled to hold a lease for a hotel in a federal government-owned building, regardless of what critics say. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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GSA Says Trump D.C. Hotel Lease Is Valid, Despite Ban On Elected Officials

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Ivanka Trump arrives for a joint news conference between President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the East Room of the White House earlier this month. Ethics experts say that Ivanka Trump's dual role as a business owner and West Wing staffer raises questions about conflicts of interest. Ivanka says she will comply voluntarily with ethics rules. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The annual conference has taken place in recent years at Washington's Ritz-Carlton hotel but is scheduled this May for the Trump International Hotel. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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NPR Launches New Tool To Monitor President Trump's Ethical Promises

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Countries Listed On Trump's Refugee Ban Don't Include Those He Has Business With

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Barbershop: 2016 Is Almost Over, But Was It Really The Worst?

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Donald Trump with his eldest children at the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. Trump says he'll turn over control of his businesses to sons Eric and Donald Jr. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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