Krissy Clark is the senior correspondent for Marketplace’s Wealth & Poverty Desk and the host of Marketplace’s documentary podcast, The Uncertain Hour. Her reporting helps make sense of “making it” in America and digs in to some of the fundamental shifts happening in the U.S. economy, including the widening gap between rich and poor, the shrinking middle class, the changing nature of the social safety net and what that all means for economic mobility in America.
Her work has appeared on the BBC, 99% Invisible, Reveal, Slate and StoryCorps.
Krissy has won two Gracie Awards for her investigation into the economic forces that drive gentrification, and that work was also a finalist for a Gerald Loeb Award for Explanatory Business Journalism. Her series “The Secret Life of a Food Stamp” was a finalist for a James Beard Award for Journalism. Her reporting on the foreclosure crisis in Las Vegas was a finalist for the Livingston Award. She was part of a team that won an IRE award for examining the seismic safeguards in place to protect California’s schoolchildren from earthquakes. In 2009, she won a Knight Journalism Fellowship at Stanford to spend a year experimenting with location-aware technologies as tools for storytelling.
Krissy’s audio installations have been exhibited at The New Museum in NYC and San Francisco’s Gray Area Foundation for the Arts. Krissy graduated from Yale with a B.A. in The Humanities.