Karen Duffin is a host and reporter for NPR’s Planet Money. Previously, she was a producer at This American Life. Duffin started her radio career as a freelance producer, reporting stories for More Perfect, Radiolab, The Moth, Reply All, Rough Translation, Pop Up Magazine, On the Media and others. She has been a Moth story coach, editor at The Rumpus and Cowbird and teaches radio at Columbia, NYU and CUNY Graduate Schools of Journalism.
Before becoming a journalist, Duffin spent several years as a speechwriter, working in more than 20 countries. She managed communications for the CEO of Cisco, and later moved to India to work with Cisco’s chief globalization officer. After returning to the United States, Duffin managed communications for Cisco’s corporate social responsibility program and the Skoll Foundation.