Stacey Vanek Smith Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money, and is a correspondent for Planet Money.
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Stacey Vanek Smith

Co-Host, The Indicator from Planet Money; Correspondent, Planet Money

Stacey Vanek Smith is the co-host of NPR's The Indicator from Planet Money. She's also a correspondent for Planet Money, where she covers business and economics. In this role, Smith has followed economic stories down the muddy back roads of Oklahoma to buy 100 barrels of oil; she's traveled to Pune, India, to track down the man who pitched the country's dramatic currency devaluation to the prime minister; and she's spoken with a North Korean woman who made a small fortune smuggling artificial sweetener in from China.

Prior to coming to NPR, Smith worked for Marketplace, where she was a correspondent and fill-in host. While there, Smith was part of a collaboration with The New York Times, where she explored the relationship between money and marriage. She was also part of Marketplace's live shows, where she produced a series of pieces on getting her data mined.

Smith is a native of Idaho and grew up working on her parents' cattle ranch. She is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a bachelor's degree in comparative literature and creative writing. She also holds a master's in broadcast journalism from Columbia University.

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Jobs, Labor And The 1936 GM Strike

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Now that the $600 in additional weekly unemployment benefits has expired for Sandy Villatoro, she's not sure how she and her husband will support their family in the coming months. Courtesy of Sandy Villatoro hide caption

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With $600 Unemployment Aid Gone, Homelessness Is What Keeps This Mother Up At Night

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NHL Commissioner On How The League Keeps Athletes Safe: 'Be As Flexible As Possible'

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FDA Adviser: Not Realistic To Expect A COVID-19 Vaccine In 2020

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Protest And A Black-Owned Business

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Pandemic Puts Restaurant Owners In The Business Fight Of Their Lives

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The Coronavirus Housing Boom

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SUMMER SCHOOL 4: Scarcity & Pistachios

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The Extra $600

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Companies Are Getting Creative To Find Ways To Store Crude Oil Surplus

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