I'm a former law clerk who, a couple years ago, 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, why risky land contracts came back after the housing bubble, and how anxiety over shootings is feeding the school security industry. I've also explored how a small Ohio dairy became a Japanese retail giant 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 regularly contribute 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 an AIR 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 a 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