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

CFPB's Richard Cordray to appear on Jeopardy ... again

This daily 30 second story frequently looks at quirky news in the realm of finance. What is, "The Final Note?"
Posted In: Final Note, Jeopardy, humblebrags

Adult Swim attracts younger viewers into late night pool

Their lineup is expanding with earlier hours and live-action programming.
Posted In: Adult Swim, PopCandy, Turner Broadcasting

When flirting makes you more loyal

A Harvard Business School study says so.
Posted In: Coke, Pepsi

Satya Nadella and Bill Gates: Microsoft's Batman and Robin?

Marketplace Tech Report Host Ben Johnson talks about what's next for the tech giant
Posted In: Microsoft, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, bill gates

Sneakers on the runway

This Fashion Week, gym wear goes couture
Posted In: Fashion Week, Kate Betts, sneakers

What it's like to be (well, voice) a Disney Princess

Janet Hsieh on playing the Mandarin-speaking Princess Anna in 'Frozen'
Posted In: disney, Janet Hsieh

Guacamole wins!

Americans spend $1 billion on Super Bowl snacks
Posted In: Super Bowl, guacamole

Do businesses profit from inequality?

The New York Times' Nelson Schwartz says there are short-term gains for individual companies, but long-term consequences for the economy as a whole

PODCAST: Who will lead Microsoft?

There’s a lot of chatter out there about who will be named as Microsoft’s next CEO. We wondered what sort of advice people -- not just those who know the Fed but regular folks, too -- might have for Janet Yellen, as she becomes the chairwoman of the Federal Reserve. And, this weekend's game is a big opportunity for the pro-pot faction.

We're in a valuation bubble. It's cool!

Venture capitalist Jalak Jobanputra says Silicon Valley is in a bubble, but that those inflated company values are accurate.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, venture capital


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