Adam Davidson Headshot
Report a problem with this profile
[email protected]

Adam Davidson        

Co-Founder and Co-Host, NPR's "Planet Money"

Adam Davidson is co-founder and co-host of Planet Money, a co-production of NPR and This American Life. He also writes the weekly "It's the Economy" column for the New York Times Magazine.

His work has won several major awards including the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and the Polk. His radio documentary on the housing crisis, "The Giant Pool of Money," which he co-reported and produced with Alex Blumberg, was named one of the top ten works of journalism of the decade by the Arthur L. Carter of Journalism Institute at New York University. It was widely recognized as the clearest and most entertaining explanation of the roots of the financial crisis in any media.

Davidson and Blumberg took the lessons they learned crafting "The Giant Pool of Money" to create Planet Money. In two weekly podcasts, a blog, and regular features on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, Planet Money helps listeners understand how dramatic economic change is impacting their lives. Planet Money also proves, every day, that substantive, intelligent economic reporting can be funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert.

Before Planet Money, Davidson was International Business and Economics Correspondent for NPR. He traveled around the world to cover the global economy and pitched in during crises, such as reporting from Indonesia's Banda Aceh just after the tsunami, New Orleans post-Katrina, and Paris during the youth riots.

Prior to coming to NPR, Davidson was Middle East correspondent for PRI's Marketplace. He spent a year in Baghdad, Iraq, from 2003 to 2004, producing award-winning reports on corruption in the US occupation.

Davidson has also written for The Atlantic, Harper's, GQ, Rolling Stone, and many other magazines. He has a degree in the history of religion from the University of Chicago.

News


Skills Don't Pay the Bills - NYTimes.com

Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news. Nearly six million factory jobs, almost a third of the entire ...

The Sippy Cup 1% - NYTimes.com

Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news. Amalia Goldvaser, due in September, walked right by the ...

God Save the British Economy - NYTimes.com

By ADAM DAVIDSON. Published: December 19, 2012. Entering the Bank of England is like walking back in time to the old British Empire. Its brass door is ...

Will We Be Better Off in 2016? - NYTimes.com

Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news. Not that long ago, the U.S. had that global economy all to itself ...

The Big Secret of the Election - Mitt Romney and Barack Obama ...

Adam Davidson translates often confusing and sometimes terrifying economic and financial news. It's something I heard a lot recently. Pew Research Center, the ...

Adam Davidson : NPR

Adam Davidson. ... April 26, 2013 NPR's Planet Money co-host Adam Davidson appeared on The Colbert Report last week to explain Bitcoin and what "shady ...

Behind the Cover Story: Adam Davidson on Dueling Economists ...

The author of this week's cover article answers questions on why Larry Summers and Glen Hubbard have such different views — despite their similar training.

Related Speakers View all


More like Adam