Lizzie O'Leary is the new host of Marketplace Weekend.  When not hosting, O'Leary reports on issues around the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street.

O’Leary previously worked as CNN's Aviation & Regulation correspondent, where she covered U.S. transportation and the federal regulatory agencies in Washington.

Prior to joining CNN, O’Leary was a Washington-based correspondent for Bloomberg TV, covering politics and economic policy. In that role, she led coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster and reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package.

In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for NPR. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.

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.

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Features by Lizzie O'Leary

We're in a valuation bubble. It's cool!

Venture capitalist Jalak Jobanputra says Silicon Valley is in a bubble, but that those inflated company values are accurate.
Posted In: Silicon Valley, venture capital

PODCAST: Cuba seeks foreign investment

Investors are pulling out of emerging markets, and putting their money into older markets. How much does the Fed have to do with it? A proposal to waive tuition at public universities, but grads will have to "pay it forward." And, Cuba looks for foreign investment.

How free is free enterprise?

The firm LRN has been surveying companies to see how free they are.
Posted In: inequality

PODCAST: State of the Union as heard from Europe

President Obama focused mostly on domestic issues during his speech last night. How did it go over in Europe? Some say Nintendo needs to ditch the console and focus on games, but Nintendo may still try to save its hardware business. And, the USPS raised the price of stamps by 3 cents last Sunday.

State of the Union: Tackling income inequality

Last night in his State of the Union address, President Obama touched on several economic themes, including jobs, the middle class, health care, and something he has been talking quite a bit about recently -- income inequality.
Posted In: income inequality, State of the Union

Dispatch from a woman stuck in her car in Atlanta

The city of Atlanta is in the middle of a giant two-day snow and ice storm that has left kids stranded at school, people in makeshift shelters, and commuters trying to get two or from work stuck on the roads in miles-long gridlock.
Posted In: Atlanta, snow storm

PODCAST: White House to raise minimum wage for federal contracts

Previewing tonight's SOTU. The NSA and its British counterpart are sucking up data from some mobile apps. And, there’s a lot of code in the Silicon Valley dress code.

Study links DDT exposure to Alzheimer's disease

Eighty percent of Alzheimer's patients involved in a study had evidence of exposure to DDT.
Posted In: Alzheimer's, DDT, pesticide

PODCAST: Emerging market jitters

Emerging markets are starting off 2014 in the worst place they've been in 5 years. A new study says more than half of Americans are fuzzy on the deadline for signing up for health insurance. And, some charter schools see a benefit to pulling students from both sides of the tracks.

Cheap seats anything but at the Super Bowl

Have $2500 to spare? Might we suggest sitting on the last row at the Super Bowl?
Posted In: Sports, football, Super Bowl, tickets, things that are really really expensive

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