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Erika Beras

Erika Beras (@Erika_Beras) is a reporter on the Wealth and Poverty Desk for Marketplace Business News.

Before joining Marketplace, Erika was a freelancer, reporting for NPR and Public Radio International shows. She’s a contributor to Scientific American podcasts and has written for National Geographic , and other publications. She was also previously a reporter at WESA and a staff writer at The Miami Herald.

Erika has been awarded grants and fellowships from Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Science Writers, The International Center for Journalists, Third Coast International Audio Festival and others. A graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism, she is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Bartolo's Journey

Bartolo crossed the U.S. border alone… when he was just 16 years old.