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

The conversation of gentrification

Gentrification is happening in neighborhoods all around the country.
Posted In: gentrification, neighborhoods, urban

I've been called bossy.

Does calling girls “bossy” discourage them from being leaders?
Posted In: women, bossy, gender

The costs behind winter blues

Snow, rain, wind, and ice are across the U.S. this year in one of the more dreadful winters on record. With unexpected weather comes unexpected costs.
Posted In: weather, storms, polar vortex

Since when do NBA players wear sleeves?

Is the extra cloth just extra space for advertisers?
Posted In: NBA, jerseys

The French are eating a lot more hamburgers

One in two sandwiches sold in France is a hamburger. Presumably with French fries.
Posted In: France, McDonald's, McDonalds

Getting grads to build more start-ups

Why it could be the best decision for college grads... and America.
Posted In: start-ups

Finding value in health care and #obamacarewitherin

62 percent of new health insurance enrollees have chosen the Silver plan. What does that mean, anyway?
Posted In: Affordable Care Act, health care, health insurance, Obamacare

Building water systems for the next century

What the world is doing to keep the tap flowing.
Posted In: groundwater, water systems

Sochi half-bathrooms: True or false?

About those viral photos you see flying around from the Olympics...
Posted In: Olympics, Sochi, viral


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