Yuki Noguchi Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington D.C.
Yuki Noguchi
Stories By

Yuki Noguchi

Yuki Noguchi
Linda Fittante

Yuki Noguchi

Correspondent, Business Desk

Yuki Noguchi is a correspondent on the Business Desk based out of NPR's headquarters in Washington, DC. Since joining NPR in 2008, she's covered a range of business and economic news, with a special focus on the workplace — anything that affects how and why we work. In recent years she has covered the rise of the contract workforce, the #MeToo movement, the Great Recession, and the subprime housing crisis. In 2011, she covered the earthquake and tsunami in her parents' native Japan. Her coverage of the impact of opioids on workers and their families won a 2019 Gracie Award and received First Place and Best In Show in the radio category from the National Headliner Awards. She also loves featuring offbeat topics, and has eaten insects in service of journalism.

Yuki started her career as a reporter, then an editor, for The Washington Post. She reported on stories mostly about business and technology.

Yuki grew up in St. Louis, inflicts her cooking on her two boys, and has a degree in history from Yale.

[+] read more[-] less

Story Archive

The health threat posed by the coronavirus pandemic is particularly intense for people with cancer. Medication weakens the immune system. Cancer treatments are often delayed. FG Trade/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
FG Trade/Getty Images

Pandemic Deepens Cancer's Stress And Tough Choices

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/895727383/898496965" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Michael Conley, who is deaf, models a mask that has a transparent panel in San Diego on June 3. Face coverings can make communication harder for people who rely on reading lips, and that has spurred a slew of startups and volunteers to make masks with plastic windows. Gregory Bull/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Gregory Bull/AP

Demand Surges For See-Through Face Masks As Pandemic Swells

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/893071631/895715006" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

North Carolina Couple Sews Transparent Masks To Help People With Hearing Loss

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/893227081/893227082" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Recent protests in Philadelphia and across the country have drawn young people. But for most of the pandemic, youth have been quarantined and away from their social circles, which could make depression and other mental illness worse. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images

Why Some Young People Fear Social Isolation More Than COVID-19

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/885546281/887452084" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Dr. Danielle Hairston, a psychiatry residency director at Howard University in Washington, D.C., trains and mentors young black doctors. Quraishia Ford hide caption

toggle caption
Quraishia Ford

To Be Young, A Doctor And Black: Overcoming Racial Barriers In Medical Training

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/880373604/885729776" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

What It Is Like To Be A Young Black Doctor

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/883557577/883557578" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Kai Koerber, a rising sophomore at the University of California, Berkeley, is a survivor of the 2018 mass shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Since then, he says, he's made promoting a mental health curriculum in high schools and colleges a personal priority. Brittany Hosea-Small hide caption

toggle caption
Brittany Hosea-Small

'Bear Our Pain': The Plea For More Black Mental Health Workers

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/877549715/887540693" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Costs have gone up for addiction treatment centers in recent months, as they have had to invest in teletherapy and personal protective gear. "We are at risk for not having the funding that we need to keep our doors open," says one medical director. Maskot/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Maskot/Getty Images

A New Addiction Crisis: Treatment Centers Face Financial Collapse

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/865006675/881826956" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The pandemic and its economic fallout have made it harder for those who experience domestic violence to escape their abuser, say crisis teams, but the National Domestic Violence Hotline is one place to get quick help. Text LOVEIS to 1-866-331-9474 if speaking by phone feels too risky. Roos Koole/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Roos Koole/Getty Images

Domestic Abuse Can Escalate In Pandemic And Continue Even If You Get Away

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/860739417/866540255" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused routine and life-saving procedures for patients with cancer to be sidelined and delayed. Postponed chemotherapy is sometimes part of the hold-up, with clinics able to handle fewer patients safely each day. Harry Sieplinga/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Harry Sieplinga/Getty Images

For Cancer Patients, Anguish Grows Over Deferred Surgery As Risk Rises

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/854728775/858977857" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

A patient arrives to pick up medication for opioid addiction and is given hand sanitizer at a clinic in Olympia, Wash. The pandemic is changing the distribution networks and supplies of street drugs across the United States, authorities say. Ted S. Warren/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Ted S. Warren/AP

Changes In Opioid Supply Create New Risks As Stay-At-Home Rules Ease

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/854729610/858137444" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

"The two most replicated, robust factors linked to suicide are economic change — downturn — and social disconnection," says Dr. Roger McIntyre, professor of psychiatry at the University of Toronto. And both factors, he notes, are major hallmarks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Fanatic Studio/Gary Waters/Getty Images hide caption

toggle caption
Fanatic Studio/Gary Waters/Getty Images

Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/850665769/887445807" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Researchers Worry Pandemic Will Lead To A Spike In Suicide Rate

  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/854380904/854381989" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

The dental practice where Candace Grenier has worked for two decades shut down in mid-March. That's just before her son, Ryeder, lost his job at an auto body shop. Seth Franklin hide caption

toggle caption
Seth Franklin