I'm a former law clerk who, a couple of years back, made a hard-left turn into  journalism. Since making the switch, I've reported on why football's concussion crisis made football helmets more expensive, how risky land contracts made a comeback after the housing bubble, and how anxiety over shootings is feeding the school security industry. I've also explored a Japanese steel town and crashed the three-day marathon known as the econ job market. 

Currently, I'm a reporter at WCPN/ideastream, where I cover business, work, and the regional economy. As the station's primary Marketplace Hub reporter, I'm a regular contributor to American Public Media’s Marketplace. Previously, I was a producer at WNYC News. My work has also aired on NPR's Planet Money.

In 2017, I was designated a New Voice Scholar, an honor highlighting emerging talent in public media.

In 2016, I graduated with honors from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism. Some years before that, I worked in a ramen shop.

I have law degree from the University of Maryland School of Law, and have worked as a law clerk for the Baltimore Public Defender, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore City Circuit Court, and the U.S. District Court for Maryland. 

Email: Adrian.J.Ma@gmail.com