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

Economic kvetching over knish shortage

And this final note on supply and demand: Of Knishes.
Posted In: knish, fire

Debut novelist nets $2 million advance in publishers bidding war

One publishing analyst isn't surprised at the $2 million dollar advance paid to a debut novelist for his 900-page work.
Posted In: Books, publishing

Holiday shopping deals may not all be bargains

Stores and online retailers are trying to suck you in with emails, discounts, Black Friday promotions. But how much of a bargain are you really getting?
Posted In: Retail, Black Friday, holiday shopping

Closing credits roll on Blockbuster, but why did it take so long?

Blockbuster's parent company said this week it will be shutting down its last remaining retail locations. But why do companies like Blockbuster hang on for so long?
Posted In: Retail, Blockbuster

PODCAST: Samsung makes record profits, but it's still Apple's world

A little good news on the economic front. Maybe. Maybe? No matter how many handsets Samsung sells, Apple may always dominate the conversation. And, the number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.

Durable goods orders paint mixed picture

A little good news on the economic front. Maybe. Maybe?
Posted In: durable goods, economic indicators

Six months after factory collapse in Bangladesh

Many people in Bangladesh want to see a change to building code and safety regulations
Posted In: Bangladesh, clothing sourcing, globalization

Lawrence Klein, 93, pioneer of economic forecasting

Economist Lawrence Klein predicted that the U.S. economy would roar back after World War II.
Posted In: Nobel Prize, forecasting

Eldest children are smarter, more successful: Study

A new study claims that eldest children are the smartest and highest achieving in families because parents are able to spend the most time with them.
Posted In: family, birth order

Sports pundits not exactly Nate Silver when it come to World Series predictions

The blog pundittracker tracked 63 talking heads in the sports world to see who correctly picked the World Series.
Posted In: Sports, MLB, baseball, espn, World Series, Red Sox, Cardinals


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