About Me

Marlon Bishop

Marlon is a Peabody Award-winning radio producer, writer, and reporter. And a few other things.

His work is often about: music, Latin America, global youth culture, New York City, cities in general, immigration, Latino issues, grassroots movements, poverty and development, cultural history and the arts.

Marlon’s radio pieces have been heard on: NPR News, Planet Money, Latino USA, Studio 360, PRI’s The World, Afropop Worldwide, WNYC News. His written work has appeared in Billboard, The Village Voice, Bass Player Magazine, Songlines Magazine, Fusion, Remezcla, MTV Iggy and Wax Poetics.

He’s lived and worked in a lot of different countries, mostly in Latin America.

These days, he’s a full time producer for a wonderful radio program called NPR’s Latino USA, where he specializes in long-form narratives, investigative projects, immigration and culture.

Formerly, he was a music writer for MTV Iggy, an arts reporter in the WNYC newsroom and an associate producer for the music program Afropop Worldwide.

In 2015, he won a Peabody Award for his investigative reporting on gang violence and migration in Honduras.

Marlon is a proud native of the beautiful NYC borough of Queens. In his free time, he runs the best wedding band ever known as Kinky Spigot and the Welders, composes music for films, dances salsa, and tinkers with analog synthesizers.