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

The economics of a Los Angeles homeless shelter

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

Americans are taking fewer vacation days

It's a relatively new problem, says Project: Time Off director.
Posted In: vacation, productivity, employees

Run the Jewels on the confederate flag, money and teens

The duo's relationship with success has changed as they’ve hit 40.
Posted In: run the jewels, Killer Mike, El-P, music industry

Amy Winehouse's complicated story

Asif Kapadia was determined to paint a human portrait in his documentary.
Posted In: celebrity, legacy, Amy Winehouse, documentary
Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson makes more money dead than alive. How?

He died in debt, but years later MJ is still performing and putting out hits.
Posted In: Michael Jackson, estate plan, Music

Living at risk in Baltimore

Conversations about communities sometimes happen only in crisis.
Posted In: Baltimore, violence, Munir Bahar

Retirement: How it feels and how to pay for it

Reshaping uour identity, relationships and purpose.
Posted In: retirement planning, retirement psychology

Weighing the economics of airing a live car chase

Balancing the demand for drama and the potential danger.
Posted In: police chase, helicopter, Economics, automotive

Anita Hill on chasing workplace equality

The Brandeis professor's 1991 Senate testimony will be revisited in a forthcoming HBO feature film.


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