Robert Smith is a correspondent for NPR's Planet Money where he reports on how the global economy is affecting our lives. Before joining Planet Money, Smith was the New York correspondent for NPR. Smith reported on the rebuilding of Ground Zero, the stunning landing of US Air flight 1549 in the Hudson River and the dysfunctional world of New York politics. He also traveled with presidential campaigns, tracked the recovery of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina and reported from the BP oil spill. Before his New York City gig, Smith worked for public radio stations in Seattle (KUOW), Salt Lake City (KUER) and Portland (KBOO).