Adrian Ma Profile
Adrian Ma is an American reporter and producer working for NPR. He joined the station in August 2021. He reports on economics, business, work, and money for NPR’s daily economics podcast The Indicator from Planet Money.
Adrian Ma Education
Ma attended the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business to pursue Finance. Later he joined the University of Maryland Francis Carey School of Law. While working for a federal judge in Baltimore, he decided to follow his passion. He joined Columbia University and in 2016 he earned a master’s degree in journalism.
Adrian Ma Career
Ma is an American reporter and producer working for NPR. He joined the station in August 2021 where he reports money, work, and economics for NPR’s daily podcast The Indicator from Planet Money.
While at NPR, he covers protests for racial and economic justice, deliver groceries during an outbreak, and captured the final hours of a restaurant crushed by the pandemic. He has ridden along with an Amazon driver, explained inflation using a time-traveling demon, and documented the curious ritual that is ‘speed dating for economists.
Prior to joining the NPR team, he worked at WBUR in Boston, MA where he served as a Business reporter. While there, he covered business, work, and the economy in the Greater Boston area. In addition, he use to report, write and produce stories for radio, web, and podcasts. Ma also worked at WCPN in Cleveland.
He was named the New Voice Scholar in 2017. It is an honor that highlights emerging talent in the field of audio journalism and storytelling. Prior to all that he was a prep cook in a ramen shop.
Quick Facts About Ma
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Adrian Ma Age
Ma’s age is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life private. It is therefore not known how old Ma is or when he celebrates his birthday. However, he might be in his 30s.
Adrian Ma Height
Ma stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Adrian Ma Family
Information regarding his parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Adrian Ma Wife
Information about his dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if he is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Adrian Ma Salary
Being one of the top journalists for NPR Ma earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Adrian Ma Net Worth
Ma has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his successful career as a reporter and producer.
Adrian Ma Awards
In 2017, Ma became a reporter and his work was recognized with many honors and multiple national awards. He was awarded in 2021 by the Public Media Journalists Association for breaking news coverage of racial justice protests in Boston.
He also won a Gracie Award and a National Edward R. Murrow Award in 2019 for a story he did on why the Chinese government threw money at American softball. Later he traveled to China and covered a story on pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong and the effects of the US-China trade war.
Before that, he was a local reporter and he has won regional accolades. His Excellence in Writing helped him to win a Regional Murrow Award in 2021. He was named the winner of Best Radio Feature Reporting by the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists. It was after the story she did on how a tiny Midwest convenience store became a Japanese retail giant.
At NPR Ma works alongside;
- Sidney Madden
- Kenny Malone
- Michel Martin
- Rachel Martin