Before joining NPR, Cardiff Garcia (L) was the US editor of FT Alphaville, the flagship economics and finance blog of the Financial Times, where for the past seven years he wrote and edited stories about the US economy and financial markets. He is also the founder and former host of Alphachat, the FT’s award-winning business and economics podcast. As a guest commentator he has regularly appeared on media outlets such as Marketplace Radio, WNYC, CNBC, Yahoo Finance, the BBC, and others.
As host of Planet Money, Stacey Vaneck Smith (R) has followed economic stories down the muddy back roads of Oklahoma to buy 100 barrels of oil; flew to Pune, India to track down the man who pitched the country’s dramatic currency devaluation to the prime minister; and spoke with a North Korean women who made a small fortune smuggling artificial sweetener in from China. Stacey grew up in Boise, Idaho and is a graduate of Princeton University, and Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
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