Stacey Vanek Smith is a longtime public radio reporter and host. She currently hosts NPR’s The Indicator from Planet Money, a daily podcast covering business and economics. She has also served as a correspondent and host for Planet Money _and _Marketplace. A native of Idaho, Stacey is a graduate of Princeton University, where she earned a BA in comparative literature and creative writing and had the great fortune to take a creative nonfiction class with John McPhee. She also holds a MS in journalism from Columbia University.