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

Judge orders Sriracha plant to partially shut down

Sriracha's southern California factory has been partially shut down under a judge's order.
Posted In: Sriracha

The surprising source of all that pumpkin pie

A lot of the canned pumpkins that go into a lot of Americans' pumpkin pie is branded with the red-and-white logo of Libby's.
Posted In: pumpkins, pumpkin pie, Nestle

World's most expensive book to be auctioned?

The Bay Psalm book, one of the world's rarest books, is being auctioned tonight.

Kiribati: Island nation deals with the consequences of climate change

Bloomberg's Jeffrey Goldberg speaks about his visit to the island nation threatened by rising sea levels.
Posted In: climate change, global warming, pacific ocean, environmental, fossil fuels

Spit, genes and the FDA

The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on the nation's biggest at-home DNA test kit company
Posted In: 23andMe, dna, genetic testing, FDA

Heaven in Rwanda

Josh Roxin and his wife Alissa moved to Rwanda for health and development, but opened a restaurant instead.
Posted In: rwanda, global health, international aid, development

It's not the turkey's fault

Turkey isn't the source of your sleepiness.
Posted In: turkey, Thanksgiving

Pushing patients to seek value, whatever that is

Changes in the insurance system are leading more consumers to consider what they expect in their health care and how much it is worth to them.
Posted In: health care, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare, health insurance

Edward R. Murrow, Martha Gelhorn and Ron Burgundy

Will Ferrell's Ron Burgundy enters the Newseum.
Posted In: anchorman, Will Ferrell

Thanksgiving Thursday: The new Black Friday

Marketplace Money's Carmen Wong Ulrich talks about stores opening earlier than ever for the holiday shopping season.
Posted In: holiday shopping, Black Friday, Wal-Mart, Kmart, holiday spending


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