Lizzie O’Leary joined Marketplace in 2013 and spearheaded the launch of Marketplace Weekend — the portfolio’s newest program — in 2014.

O’Leary kicked off her journalism career at ABC News, on the Peabody Award-winning team that reported on 9/11. Prior to Marketplace, O’Leary worked for CNN, as an Aviation & Regulation correspondent; for NPR, as a producer and reporter; and for Bloomberg TV, tackling the global credit crisis, the housing market, and the government’s financial rescue package. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

O’Leary earned her master’s degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Williams College. When she isn’t hosting Marketplace Weekend, she is likely tweeting her sharp and witty take on all things news, politics, business and life. A guest professor at Columbia Journalism School, she can also be seen and heard regularly on Yahoo Finance and BBC Matters, among others.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

A model of the Wright Brothers’ workshop in Dayton, Ohio, where they designed and built the first working airplane on display at Carillon Historical Park.

Finding the beta version of Silicon Valley

Does the American dream still exist in America? Location, location, location.
Posted In: innovation, Unemployment, Dayton, Ohio, invention, technology

Economist Jagdish Bhagwati on where to make it big

Lizzie O'Leary talks to him about the common themes we found profiling six economies.
Posted In: Jagdish Bhagwati, global economies, economists

'Going Clear' explores the finances of Scientology

Alex Gibney and Lawrence Wright talk about their new HBO film
Posted In: scientology, IRS, Taxes, religion, exemptions, Opinion
The de Melo’s street in the Sao Paulo suburbs.

The Brazilian middle class faces an uncertain future

Debt and a slowdown has placed the country at an economic crossroads.
Posted In: brazil, Brazilian economy, Petrobras, News

House of Cards showrunner talks secrets, money and art

Beau Willimon talks about writing a show whose success revolves around secrecy.
Posted In: house of cards, netflix, streaming tv
Police guard the Ferguson Police Department while demonstrators wait for the grand jury announcement in the Michael Brown case.

Social media & social justice in the wake of Ferguson

The story first broke online, and social media have been a force throughout.
Posted In: Ferguson, protests, Twitter, Facebook, social media, News

The fight for higher wages is strong on Black Friday

Black Friday may be known as one of the busiest shopping days, but it’s also one of the biggest protest days.
Posted In: wages, minimum wage, Black Friday, protest
15th October 1980: Jackie Chan, martial arts expert, in Britain to publicize his film the "Big Brawl."

A Jackie Chan movie just changed the solar industry

The material in blu-ray discs make solar panels more efficient.
Posted In: solar, Jackie Chan, solar panels, blu-ray

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