It’s not often you meet a widely-respected economics guru who has also won most of broadcast journalism’s highest honors – and that is just part of the speaker-power of Adam Davidson.
Davidson writes the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine, where he seeks to help readers understand the sometimes frustrating and murky waters of economics and finance. Davidson is also co-founder, host, and senior correspondent for NPR’s “Planet Money,” the award-winning economic explanation team (with Alex Blumberg). His work is heard regularly on “Morning Edition“, “All Things Considered” and “This American Life“.
In January 2012, Davidson wrote the cover story for Atlantic Monthly, “Making it in America”, a stunning and poignant account of the state of manufacturing and its effects ordinary American families. Davidson’s award-winning documentary on the housing crisis, “The Giant Pool of Money,” (co-produced with Blumberg), was named one of this decade’s top ten works of journalism. Davidson has also written for Harper’s, GQ, Rolling Stone and many others. He has won the Peabody, DuPont-Columbia, and Polk Awards.
Davidson has reported from dozens of countries with stories that help Americans understand the rapidly-changing global economy. He has also covered major breaking news stories: the Indonesian tsunami; Hurricane Katrina; Paris during the youth riots. He has been a featured guest on Meet The Press, Anderson Cooper 360, and Good Morning America.
With a special talent for breaking down daunting economic terminology and theory, and with one of the most media-savvy minds around, Davidson’s keynotes are as entertaining as they are enlightening. A highly sought speaker, Adam Davidson delivers an expert view of economic trends and topics in performances that audiences “get” on every level.