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

Lizzie kicked off her journalism career at ABC News, on the Peabody Award–winning team that reported on 9/11. Prior to Marketplace, Lizzie 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.

Lizzie 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’s 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.


Features by Lizzie O'Leary

Local Money: Gloversville Library hopes to rebound

Gloversville Library, once the center of a prosperous town, has fallen on hard times.
Posted In: local money

Navigating the unwritten rules of the workplace

Ross McCammon shares office wisdom from his book, "Works Well with Others."
Posted In: workplace culture

Local Money: Google moves into Boulder, Colorado

Google's expanding its Boulder, Colorado campus, but some residents are worried about the effects on housing costs.
Posted In: Google, boulder, colorado

Where data and drugs intersect

Lizzie recorded this conversation onstage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.
Posted In: data, medicine, drugs
From Google replying to your emails to Twitter Hearts, there's a lot to love and hate.

Twitter hearts and meal delivery services

The newest installment of our segment Long and Short.
Posted In: Twitter, Immigration, Google

Local Money: The changing face of Mid-Market, San Francisco

As part of our Local Money project, we spotlight how tax breaks changed a formerly rundown neighborhood in San Francisco.
Posted In: local money, San Francisco, gentrification, tax breaks

Local Money: A visit to Raleigh's #Drunktown

Raleigh's new outdoor bar hour policy has upset some local businesses and local residents.
Posted In: local money, raleigh

We three mayors

Different parts of the country. Different economies. Same jobs.
Posted In: mayor, state economies, budget

The founding of the somewhat United States

Lafayette's influence is everywhere in America.
Posted In: sarah vowell, Layfayette, authors

Small businesses fight against proposed Minnesota laws

Minneapolis mayor's plan for fair scheduling reform has hit roadblocks.
Posted In: Minneapolis, labor laws, sick pay


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