Marketplace host update


**Note: This announcement is embargoed until 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT today**

Dear station partners,

Molly Wood will be leaving Marketplace at the end of the month to take on an incredible opportunity with a venture capital firm specializing in early-stage startup investing. As host and senior editor of “Marketplace Tech,” Molly and her reporting have had an ongoing impact on millions of public radio listeners.

Following 20 successful years as journalist and podcast host, Molly will be moving on from media to make a different kind of impact. She’s joining a venture capital firm based in the Bay Area to work on funding the important climate technologies she’s been covering for years.

Since 2015, Molly has brought her sharp analysis, innovative ideas and quick wit to Marketplace. During her time leading “Marketplace Tech,” she reinvented what tech coverage looks like for Marketplace, growing the show’s audience by more than 300%. And beyond that, she has spent over two years changing and prioritizing how Marketplace covers climate with special dedicated series on “Marketplace Tech,” and beyond with the launch of “How We Survive.”

While it will be difficult to replace her, Marketplace and APM remain committed to continuing to build on the groundwork she has laid covering technology, the climate crisis and the impact they have on our daily lives. We’re incredibly grateful for the terrific work Molly has done and we wish her the best in her future endeavors. Molly’s last day with Marketplace will be December 1st.

We remain dedicated to our broadcast portfolio and are thankful for your support of Marketplace over the years. As you all know, Molly has been off the air on “Marketplace Tech” for a couple months reporting on “How We Survive.” Stations that carry “Marketplace Tech” and their listeners can expect the same slate of gifted Marketplace talent to continue reporting and hosting the show as we search for a permanent host.

Neal Scarbrough
Vice President and General Manager, Marketplace