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Noel King is the co-host and editorial director of Today, Explained. Before joining Vox, she was a host of NPR's flagship radio show Morning Edition and the popular news podcast Up First. She was a frequent part of the network's live election coverage during the turbulent years of 2017–2021.

Before joining Morning Edition, Noel was an economics reporter for six years, at Planet Money and Marketplace. Noel began her career overseas, living and working in the Middle East and Africa. Between 2004 and 2013, she covered the Arab Spring as well as conflicts in Darfur, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In 2020, the Radio Hall of Fame honored her with their One to Watch award — though she's fine if you just prefer to listen.