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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Bobby Parker, showing off his tattoo that reads "Only God Can Judge Me," says he had to sleep outside when he was locked out of his New Orleans home. Katy Reckdahl hide caption

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Thrown Out Of Home, At A Time When A Roof Is More Important Than Ever

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Citigroup appointed Jane Fraser as its next CEO, making her the first woman to lead a major U.S. bank. She will replace Michael Corbat, who will step down in February. Julian Restrepo/Citigroup via AP hide caption

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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks to reporters in March in Washington, D.C. In an interview Friday with NPR, Powell said it may take years before the economy has fully recovered. Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Fed's Jerome Powell: Jobless Rate Better Than Expected; Recovery To Take A Long Time

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For election night 2016, Gretchen Sisson had a sheet cake made for her friends, expecting to celebrate the election of the first woman president of the United States. Things didn't turn out as she expected. Gretchen Sisson hide caption

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2020 Is The Year Of The Woman Donor: Campaign Contributions Surge

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Coronavirus Pandemic Hits New York City's Economy Hard

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The Google logo adorns the outside of the company's New York City office building. The stock market is hitting records, in large part because of a handful of superstar tech stocks, including Alphabet, Google's parent company. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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There's More Big Tech In Your Life Than You Even Know. Check Out Your Stock Portfolio

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Despite Investors Preaching Diversity, Market Keeps Relying On Big Tech Stocks

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Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a campaign kickoff rally on May 18, 2019, in Philadelphia. For the first time in a decade, Wall Street's deep-pocketed donors are giving more money to Democrats than Republicans. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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Wall Street's Big Money Is Betting On Biden And Democrats In 2020

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Stock trading has become easier and cheaper than ever. But have venues like Robinhood made it too risky for inexperienced investors? Jim Watson/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Millions Turn To Stock Trading During Pandemic, But Some See Trouble For The Young

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President Trump's new executive order to prevent evictions isn't enough and Congress needs to act, housing activists say. Damian Dovarganes/AP hide caption

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'A Homeless Pandemic' Looms As 30 Million Are At Risk Of Eviction

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What To Expect From New Relief Bill As Unemployment Spikes And Aid Set To Expire?

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Signs are displayed outside the Washington, D.C., Department of Employment Services. New claims for unemployment benefits around the country rose for the first time in four months. Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Job Picture Worsens: Millions More File For Unemployment, In Reversal

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