Christopher Werth is a Producer with “Freakonomics Radio.” He worked from London and across Europe as a freelance reporter for NPR, "Marketplace," PRI, "Newsweek" and The Los Angeles Times, among others, where he primarily covered business, the European debt crisis and terrorism. He was a fellow with the International Reporting Project in India, and he worked in South Africa as a grant recipient from the Center for Investigative Reporting. In 2012, he served as the President of the Association of American Correspondents in London. He began life in public radio as an intern for WNYC’s "On The Media." He holds a masters in International Affairs.
Christopher Werth appears in the following:
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Monday, July 07, 2014
Thursday, July 03, 2014
Saturday, May 10, 2014
Pippins Primary School is just one of dozens of schools in the neighborhoods that surround London's Heathrow Airport. At recess the students play outside on an asphalt playground. And like clockwork, a jet roars just several hundred feet overhead every 90 seconds. The school is almost directly under Heathrow's flight ...
Saturday, March 29, 2014
While global attention has been focused on Malaysia Airlines' missing 777 this week, Boeing's best-known aircraft, the 747, was also in the news. The Federal Aviation Administration ordered Boeing to immediately fix a software glitch that could cause problems during landing.
The software flaw is not the only problem for ...
Friday, March 07, 2014
Saturday, February 01, 2014
When oil supplies ran short and gasoline prices spiked four decades ago, angry drivers demanded relief. Congress responded in 1975 by banning most exports of U.S. crude oil.
Today, domestic oil production is booming, prompting U.S. energy companies to call for a resumption of exporting. Many economists agree.
But would ...
Saturday, January 25, 2014
The sun has just set over a busy, dimly lit street in Paris when musicians suddenly start spilling out of a corner bar, tuning their instruments. Colin Solal Cardo follows close behind, holding a video camera.
"We were inside the bar," Solal Cardo says, "and we got kicked out. So ...
Thursday, January 09, 2014
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
In this age of cyber-crime and online espionage, here's a good old-fashioned story about cops and robbers: Smash & Grab, a new documentary film opening in New York on Wednesday, details the exploits of the "Pink Panthers" — a group of international jewel thieves that, for the past decade, has ...
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Cities are defined by their skylines — while Paris is composed mostly of low-rise apartment buildings, New York is a city of tall office towers. But London is a city in transition. On Tuesday, Boris Johnson, the mayor of the British capital, attends a "topping out" ceremony for one of ...
Sunday, April 07, 2013
Wednesday, March 06, 2013
The world often feels full of fading traditions, from drive-in movie theaters to the dying art of good old-fashioned letter writing.
For the British, add brass bands to that list. Traditional brass bands have played an important cultural role in working-class British communities for centuries. But some warn that without ...
Friday, October 26, 2012
Europe has long taken a harder line towards global internet companies who make privacy incursions against their users and Facebook is no exception. In the last few months, a couple of high-profile cases have seen European privacy fears realized. We asked Marketplace reporter Christopher Werth to talk to a few of the people in Europe who’ve run up against Facebook recently to see if their experiences might tell us something about Facebook’s prospective practices in the US.
The Outside Joke - My Mom’s on Facebook
Friday, July 27, 2012
Some 29,000 reporters and their staffs have descended on London for the Olympic Games, but according to the International Olympic Committee, about one quarter of them are not accredited to actually cover the games. These are left to report on any number of local stories, which can be a chilling prospect for civic leaders. Christopher Werth reports on the attempt by Olympic host cities to try to shape the coverage produced by the staggering number of unaccredited journalists.
Oddisee - Frostbit