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.


Features by Lizzie O'Leary

Weekend Brunch: Snapchat, Martha Stewart's drones, and Tinder

Kevin Roose of NY Mag and Shannon Bond from FT look back on the week's news.
Dow Jones plunges

Argentina defaults

Talks broke down between Argentina and some of its bondholders, triggering default. Tim Fernholz, reporter for Quartz, explains.
Posted In: Argentina, default, debt, News

Answering your economics questions with Jim Tankersley

In which we talk job growth, student loans, and horse-sized ducks.
Puerto Rico

How will Puerto Rico's poor economy affect you?

The island’s economy is floundering and debt is mounting. How does that affect your wallet?
Posted In: Puerto Rico, debt

Weekend Brunch: Health care, global income inequality, and how to dress well

Linnette Lopez of Business Insider and Ben Walsh of Reuters discuss the news.
Posted In: Opinion

A look at the Export-Import bank

The Export-Import Bank of the United States might lose it's funding. But does it matter?
Posted In: export-import bank, News

Tech IRL: Selling your smartphone safely

Even if you wipe your smartphone, personal data can be recovered.
Posted In: smartphones

Rules of thumb for staying informed

What I've learned from covering breaking news.

Tech IRL: The 'right to be forgotten'

Ben Johnson and Lizzie O'Leary discuss the EU's 'right to be forgotten'
Posted In: News


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