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

: Most people at a public hearing in Waynesboro, Georgia, in early May opposed the use of eminent domain to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

The politics behind oil pipelines

The environmental costs of leaks and spills are devastating, too.
Posted In: Oil, pipelines, keystone
A view of a 14-foot wave made of plastic bottles in San Francisco, California

One victim of falling oil prices? Recycling

It's now cheaper to make new plastic than to recycle the old.
Posted In: recycling, waste, oil prices

Breaking down the price of oil

Gas prices are not as easy to calculate as you might think.
Posted In: oil prices, energy, sustainability
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 15 in New York City. Stocks remain on a downward trajectory amid growing fears of Ebola and a global slowdown.

How fear plays a role in our finances

It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.
Posted In: psychology, Science, fear

China's growing, but not fast enough for some

Its run as global economic driver is starting to slow.
Posted In: world, China, Investing

Joseph Kim's escape from North Korea

He came from one of the most isolated economies in the world to the U.S.
Posted In: North Korea, refugee, starvation

Leah Chase’s 65 years in the same New Orleans kitchen

The 92-year-old chef still shouts orders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant.
Posted In: Leah Chase, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, restaurant, Food

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.
Posted In: Trombone Shorty, Treme, New Orleans, Music

Examining the Gulf Coast's master plan

Louisiana comes up $20 billion short for its coastal restoration plan.
Posted In: New Orleans, Louisiana, restoration

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