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

Leah Chase’s 65 years in the same New Orleans kitchen

The 92-year-old chef still shouts orders at Dooky Chase's Restaurant.
Posted In: Leah Chase, New Orleans, Hurricane Katrina, restaurant, Food

Trombone Shorty visits his childhood home

Troy started performing as a child in a family and neighborhood of musicians.
Posted In: Trombone Shorty, Treme, New Orleans, Music

Examining the Gulf Coast's master plan

Louisiana comes up $20 billion short for its coastal restoration plan.
Posted In: New Orleans, Louisiana, restoration

Behind Amazon's newest venture: music

The online retailer has launched an experiment that is part album, part playlist.
Posted In: Amazon Prime, digital music, acoustic

Startup hopes to make art investment more inclusive

Arthena's platform lets buyers own a piece of a collection for relatively little.
Posted In: art, investment, museums

Iceage's Elias Rønnenfelt on creativity and success

The Danish frontman lights up and explains his creative process.
Posted In: Iceage, punk rock, Music

Ashley Monroe on the business of music

Drinking champagne and getting a massage? Maybe if you're Beyoncé.
Posted In: Ashley Monroe, country music, Amazon Prime

The Arts Shrink will see you now

KCET's Corbett Barklie advises creatives on how to make a living.
Posted In: Arts, creativity, career

The economics of a Los Angeles homeless shelter

In the past 2 years, homelessness has jumped 12 percent.
Posted In: homelessness, shelter, unemployement, rent


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