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

Paying for college: We don't spend as much as we think

The cost of college is rising faster than inflation. But when you take financial aid into account, it’s gone up only modestly faster than inflation.
Posted In: college, education costs, student debt

What should homebuyers ask themselves before entering the market?

Existing home sales topped an almost four-year high in July. So what should you expect to encounter as a first-time home buyer?
Posted In: Housing, first-time home buyer

What will mortgages look like after Fannie and Freddie?

The government is trying to wind down Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, which could really change the mortgage picture out there. What can we expect to see if the government-backed companies go private or have a diminished role?
Posted In: Housing, Mortgages, Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac

The home buying process starts with an app

There are a ton of real estate apps out there. Advice on which ones should be on your smartphone.
Posted In: Housing, apps, mobile apps

Low-income folks should build wealth, then buy a home

Home ownership can be a way for low-income folks to punch a ticket to upward mobility. But many experts say that low-income people should build wealth in other ways before they take on a mortgage.
Posted In: Housing, affordable housing

The skinny on short sales and other real estate questions answered

What resources are available for first-time home buyers? Is there a way to time the market right to take advantage of low mortgage rates? How can you know if you earn enough income to qualify for a refi? Personal finance expert Louis Barajas answers listeners' questions about home ownership. Plus, learn about 10 home buying mistakes you should avoid.
Posted In: Housing, Personal Finance

Open House 101: Buyer be ready!

If you're browsing in today's housing market, you'd better be ready for some stiff competition. A Los Angeles realtor talks about all it takes to land a home you want.
Posted In: buying a home, Housing, housing prices

Egyptian business owners adapt to social unrest

A small business owner in Cairo came to work today, despite danger in the area.
Posted In: Egypt

A rough week on Wall Street

Catching up on the business news of the week, from a reality check in the markets to Europe to the London Whale.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap

It might be time to invest in classic cars

An index of the 50 finest Ferraris and Porsches increased by 53 percent over the past two years.
Posted In: classic cars, Auto, Investing

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