Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.  When not hosting, O'Leary reports on issues around the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street.

O’Leary previously worked as CNN's Aviation & Regulation correspondent, where she covered U.S. transportation and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.

Prior to joining CNN, O’Leary was a Washington-based correspondent for Bloomberg TV, covering politics and economic policy. In that role, she led coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster and reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package.

In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for NPR. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.

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.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

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

Coming out at work, in context

The Human Rights Campaign says shifts towards LGBT equality in the workplace isn't just the right thing to do, it's smart business
Posted In: LGBT

The cost of freezing your eggs

More companies are now offering to freeze their employees eggs. What's the cost beyond money?
Posted In: News

The future of private space

Will recent setbacks slow down space exploration?
Posted In: News

Weekend Brunch: Volatility, AirBnB, and Kenny G

It's the weekend, so let's have brunch.
Posted In: airbnb, Kenny G, Volatility, Opinion

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