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Erika Beras

Host and Reporter, Planet Money

Erika Beras (she/her) is a reporter and host for NPR's Planet Money podcast.

Prior to joining the team in 2021 she spent four years as a reporter at Marketplace.

As a freelancer, she was a regular contributor to Scientific American podcasts and filed stories for NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Latino USA. She also contributed to PRI's The World, the BBC and Monocle 24 Radio and wrote stories for National Geographic and NewYorker.com.

Before that, she spent a decade as a staff reporter for NPR Member station WESA and at The Miami Herald.

Her reporting has taken her places as varied as The Democratic Republic of Congo, Switzerland and Erie, Pennsylvania.

She has been awarded grants, fellowships and awards from Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Science Writers, The International Center for Journalists, the International Women's Media Foundation, The Center for Health Reporting, The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, Third Coast International Audio Festival and others.

Beras is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer and a graduate of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. A native Spanish speaker, she grew up in New York City and lives in Pittsburgh.

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A makeup company gets a facelift

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Turkey's runaway inflation problem

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Fashion Fair's makeover

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Russia is now the most sanctioned nation in the world. How is it coping?

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Of oligarchs, oil and rubles

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Startups aim for a piece of the grocery market by delivery orders in about 20 minutes

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'Soul Train' and the business of Black joy

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The holiday industrial complex (Classic)

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The economic indicator of the year

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One indicator to rule them all

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Big ports are congested, so smaller ports are ramping up their operations

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The 2 largest ports in the U.S. are making progress clearing their cargo

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