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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A Change In Harry And Meghan's Financial Status Creates Problems

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Tourists, wearing face masks due to heavy smoke, take a selfie at Sydney Harbour on Dec. 19, 2019. As news of Australia's wildfires spreads around the world, fewer tourists are arriving in the country. Jenny Evans/Getty Images hide caption

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Australia's Massive Fires Threaten To Slow Decades-Long Economic Boom

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The S&P 500 has seen a nearly fivefold increase since the depths of the Great Recession. It has gone up nearly 30% this year alone. Spencer Platt/Getty Images hide caption

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A Decade After A Fearful Market Hit Bottom, Stock Bulls Continue Historic Run

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How Trump's Trade Agenda Played Out In 2019

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Boeing is the top U.S. exporter, and its decision to suspend production of the 737 Max is expected to ripple through the manufacturing supply chain and bring down economic growth. Jason Redmond/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Boeing Is So Big That Its 737 Max Production Halt Will Slow The Economy

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Special Coverage Of Impeachment Articles And Trade Deal

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Special Coverage: Speaker Pelosi Announces U.S.-Mexico-Canada Trade Deal

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The long economic recovery has brought unemployment to historic lows. But the number of men in the labor force during their prime working age has dropped significantly over the past 50 years. Jetta Productions Inc./Getty Images hide caption

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Despite Job Boom, More Men Are Giving Up On Work

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Hotel owner Gordon Sondland, who is scheduled to testify before Congress on Wednesday, is a pivotal witness in the impeachment inquiry. Carlos Jasso/Reuters hide caption

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Gordon Sondland Was A Low-Profile Hotel Owner. Until He Went To Work For Trump

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Even as the popularity of e-cigarettes exploded — with unknown health risks — the federal government was slow to regulate vaping companies. Eva Hambach/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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How Vaping Snuck Up On Regulators

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