Kimberly Adams covers politics and general news for Marketplace from the Washington, D.C. Bureau. Before moving to D.C., Kimberly reported on the political, social and economic upheaval in Egypt following the Arab Spring as a freelance journalist based in Cairo. Her work aired on multiple networks in the U.S., Canada, U.K., Ireland, Germany, Hong Kong and elsewhere. While reporting in Cairo, she received awards from the National Association of Black Journalists, the Religion Communicators Council, and the Association for Women in Communication. She previously participated in IWMF’s “Great Lakes” Reporting fellowship to Uganda. Prior to freelancing, Kimberly worked as a producer for NPR from the D.C. headquarters, covering politics, arts, culture, and breaking news as a producer for “Weekend Edition” and the Washington Political Unit. In 2011, Kimberly was competitively selected for NPR’s reporter training program, during which she reported for WBUR in Boston.
As a member of the IWMF’s advisory committee on inclusive safety, Kimberly had this to say, “We are in the midst of many difficult conversations about how inequality and discrimination pervade and shape the news industry, and part of any eventual solution must include examining and rectifying fundamental issues around who tells stories of conflict, how those narratives are shaped (and by whom), and how newsrooms adapt to these changes. I’m excited to work with IWMF and ROAAAR to examine these issues and work towards sustainable ways to address them.”