Jim Zarroli Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.
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Jim Zarroli

Correspondent, Business Desk, New York

Jim Zarroli is an NPR correspondent based in New York. He covers economics and business news.

Over the years, he has reported on recessions and booms, crashes and rallies, and a long string of tax dodgers, insider traders, and Ponzi schemers. Most recently, he has focused on trade and the job market. He also worked as part of a team covering President Trump's business interests.

Before moving into his current role, Zarroli served as a New York-based general assignment reporter for NPR News. While in this position, he reported from the United Nations and was also involved in NPR's coverage of Hurricane Katrina, the London transit bombings, and the Fukushima earthquake.

Before joining NPR in 1996, Zarroli worked for the Pittsburgh Press and wrote for various print publications.

He lives in Manhattan, loves to read, and is a devoted (but not at all fast) runner.

Zarroli grew up in Wilmington, Delaware, in a family of six kids and graduated from Pennsylvania State University.

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Revised NAFTA Deal Would Offer Modest Economic Benefits, Report Says

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2 House Committees Issue Subpoenas To Deutsche Bank For Trump's Financial Records

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The Losers And Winners Of The Trump Administration's Big Tax Cut

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Citigroup Chief Executive Officer Michael Corbat (from left), JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon and other top bank executives are sworn in before testifying before the House Financial Services Committee on Wednesday. Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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How'd You Feel If Your Boss Made $486 For Every Dollar You Make?

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People walk past a branch of Bank of America in New York City in 2015. The bank announced Tuesday that it's raising its minimum wage to $20 an hour by 2021. Mark Lennihan/AP hide caption

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Bank Of America Raising Its Minimum Wage To $20 An Hour

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On the day of the Lion Air crash, Verian Utama (left) was traveling on the flight with a former pro rider named Andrea Manfredi (right), a friend who also perished. Courtesy of Verian Utama's family hide caption

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For Family Of A Lion Air Crash Victim, 'The Happiness Is Gone'

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Federal Aviation Administration Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell (left), National Transportation Safety Board Chairman Robert Sumwalt, and Department of Transportation Inspector General Calvin Scovel, appear before a Senate Transportation subcommittee on commercial airline safety on Wednesday to discuss two recent Boeing 737 Max crashes. Alex Brandon/AP hide caption

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FAA Head Defends Agency Actions Following Recent Air Disasters

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News Brief: FAA Head On Capitol Hill, Jussie Smollett

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Stephen Moore, a conservative commentator and former Trump campaign adviser, has joined the president in criticizing the Federal Reserve. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call Inc. hide caption

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February Employment Report Offers A Mixed Picture Of The Job Market

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A truck passes a stack of China Shipping containers at the Port of Savannah in Georgia on July 5, 2018. The U.S. goods trade deficit with China hit a record $419.2 billion in 2018. Stephen B. Morton/AP hide caption

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A worker helps load steel rods April 6, 2016, at a plant in Tangshan, in China's Hebei province. China's government plays a powerful role in how its businesses operate — giving them preferential treatment over their rivals. Kevin Frayer/Getty Images hide caption

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China's Close Government-Business Ties Are A Key Challenge In U.S. Trade Talks

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The U.S. economy grew 2.9 percent last year, just missing President Trump's 3-percent target. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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U.S. Economy Grew 2.9 Percent In 2018, Just Below Trump's Target

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U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer discusses the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement as President Trump and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin look on Oct. 1, 2018. Lighthizer is now the chief U.S. negotiator in trade talks with China. Kevin Lamarque/Reuters hide caption

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'Expect Change': Robert Lighthizer Is Trump's Hardball-Playing China Trade Negotiator

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