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

Is adoption an affordable option for you?

We hear all the time about how expensive adopting a child can be -- but what can prospective parents really expect when they start the process?
Posted In: family, adoption, adoptive parents, children

The problem with 'opportunity hoarding'

You've heard about the glass ceiling. But what about a "glass floor"?
Posted In: glass ceiling, economic mobility

Major companies settle lawsuits over 401k plans

In the last few years, current and former employees have taken their companies to court over workplace retirement accounts.
Posted In: Retirement, 401k, lawsuits

Rethinking retirement allocations

Many workers and soon-to-be retirees live by a set of rules they were told would let them live comfortably. But a new report shows one of those major guidelines might need a revision.
Posted In: Retirement, advice, stock market

What's it like to be "non-essential"

On any other day, Joe James would be working as a microbiologist with the EPA. But, after the government shutdown, he's not sure when he'll be back to work.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, furlough, EPA

Government shutdown means 'furlough freebies'

Many businesses, in D.C. and around the country, have taken to giving furloughed workers discounts or freebies.
Posted In: government shutdown 2013, free, furlough

529 college savings plans: What you should know

Answering listener questions about 529 college savings plans -- and 10 tips on things you should know about them.
Posted In: 529 plans, 529 college savings plan, education costs

Self-employed and looking for health care

The new health care exchanges will create even more options for consumers in an already crowded market. One group likely to shop around: self-employed workers.
Posted In: health care costs, Health care and insurance

The housing market: Back from the brink?

The housing market is showing positive signs with prices climbing back up. But is now the time to buy?
Posted In: Housing, housing market, housing prices

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