Marilyn Geewax Marilyn Geewax is a contributor to NPR. She previously served as senior business news editor, assigning and editing stories for radio.
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Marilyn Geewax

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Marilyn Geewax is a contributor to NPR.

Before leaving NPR, she served as senior business news editor, assigning and editing stories for radio. In that role she also wrote and edited for the NPR web site, and regularly discussed economic issues on the mid-day show Here & Now from NPR and WBUR. Following the 2016 presidential election, she coordinated coverage of the Trump family business interests.

Before joining NPR in 2008, Geewax served as the national economics correspondent for Cox Newspapers' Washington Bureau. Before that, she worked at Cox's flagship paper, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, first as a business reporter and then as a columnist and editorial board member. She got her start as a business reporter for the Akron Beacon Journal.

Over the years, she has filed news stories from China, Japan, South Africa, and Europe. She helped edit coverage for NPR that won the Edward R. Murrow Award and Heywood Broun Award.

Geewax was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard, where she studied economics and international relations. She earned a master's degree at Georgetown University, focusing on international economic affairs, and has a bachelor's degree from The Ohio State University.

She is the former vice chair of the National Press Club's Board of Governors, and currently serves on the board of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

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Marilyn Geewax visits her former high school in Campbell, Ohio, a small town just east of Youngstown, in July. She returned for her 45th high school reunion. Ross Mantle for NPR hide caption

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A High School Reunion Reveals: When Steel Mills Fell Silent, Fates Got Flipped

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Trump's Proposed Budget Gives Up Fight Against Deficit Spending

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A construction worker at an apartment and retail complex in Nashville. The U.S. economy grew at a less-than-expected 2.6 percent pace in the fourth quarter. Mark Humphrey/AP hide caption

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Donald Trump, with wife Melania, is sworn in as president on Jan. 20, 2017, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Job seekers line up to enter a career fair in Los Angeles, on Dec. 1, 2010. At the peak of the recession, the unemployment rate hit 10 percent. It's now 4.1 percent. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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United States Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer (left) speaks Tuesday at the end of the latest round of negotiations over the North American Free Trade Agreement in Washington, as Mexico's economy minister, Ildefonso Guajardo, looks on. Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP hide caption

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Former Equifax CEO Richard Smith testifies about the company's massive data breach before a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Tuesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Trump Turns To 43-Year-Old 'America First' Trade Law To Pressure China

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White House adviser Kellyanne Conway said in an interview on Thursday that the federal disclosure rules could be too cumbersome. Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Earlier this year, Frankfurt, Germany-based Deutsche Bank paid a $425 million fine for its involvement in a money-laundering scheme with Russian clients. Justin Tallis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The Question Hanging Over Washington: Did Donald Trump Jr. Break The Law?

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