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

For-profit schools see a rise in student loan default

A Brookings study uses U.S. Treasury data to see where the debt is coming from.
Posted In: for-profit colleges, student debt

Bill Nye on what science knowledge is worth

Wish you'd paid closer attention in science class?
Posted In: Bill Nye, Science, STEM, economic mobility

Building up and breaking down silos

The Financial Times' Gillian Tett explains why walls exist in business.
Posted In: business, workplace

The Flora Bama bar does business on the state line

Walking from Alabama to Florida was convenient way to buy liquor in 1964.
Posted In: borders, Small Business, liquor sales

Documenting art on the US-Mexico border

Stefan Falke photographs the vibrant culture along the 2,000-mile divide.
Posted In: U.S. - Mexican border, artists, Stefan Falke
: Most people at a public hearing in Waynesboro, Georgia, in early May opposed the use of eminent domain to build the Palmetto Pipeline.

The politics behind oil pipelines

The environmental costs of leaks and spills are devastating, too.
Posted In: Oil, pipelines, keystone
A view of a 14-foot wave made of plastic bottles in San Francisco, California

One victim of falling oil prices? Recycling

It's now cheaper to make new plastic than to recycle the old.
Posted In: recycling, waste, oil prices

Breaking down the price of oil

Gas prices are not as easy to calculate as you might think.
Posted In: oil prices, energy, sustainability
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 15 in New York City. Stocks remain on a downward trajectory amid growing fears of Ebola and a global slowdown.

How fear plays a role in our finances

It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.
Posted In: psychology, Science, fear

China's growing, but not fast enough for some

Its run as global economic driver is starting to slow.
Posted In: world, China, Investing


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