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.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

What Ebola costs one community

Recovery from Ebola could take longer than recovering from war, says one CEO.
Posted In: Ebola, disease, outbreak, Africa, News

What's college worth anyway?

The difference between income inequality and wealth inequality is key.
Posted In: higher education, loan student debt, inequality

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory's dark lost chapter

Deemed too wild and subversive for its time, the unprinted chapter has resurfaced.
Posted In: Books, publishing

The story of a 1957 Chevy

Lizzie O'Leary talks to Earl Swift about his book "Auto Biography."
Posted In: cars, chevrolet

Tech IRL: A smart way to stay cool

This week, a new app promises to control the air conditioning remotely.
Posted In: air conditioning, appliances, internet of things, apps, News

Suction on Leith: The EU bans high-power vacuums

Starting September first, companies in the European Union can't make or import vacuums that generate more than 1600 watts of power. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with vacuum shop owner Patricia Ware.
Posted In: vacuums, EU, regulation, power

Weekend Brunch: A new (fe)line of credit and Burger King grows his empire

Reuters’ Ben Walsh and Jessica Pressler from New York Magazine look back on the last week in news and discuss what’s on their plate in the future.

Can the church recruit the young?

Francis is attracting a lot of attention to the Catholic church. But the church has a recruiting problem. A lot of its clergy its aging. Lizzie O’Leary speaks with a young clergy member.
Posted In: religion, pope, catholicism, Opinion

Your wallet: Wearing too many hats at the office

Since the recession, many workers have had to cover for eliminated jobs and reduced resources. Personal Finance writer Farnoosh Torabi gives advice to workers.

Examining women and confidence in the workplace

Tara Sophia Mohr explains a confidence study for the Harvard Business Review gives her take on women and confidence.
Posted In: women, employment, confidence, workplace, News

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