Steve Chiotakis was a host of Marketplace Morning Report until January 2012

Chiotakis’ award-winning career began after finishing high school in the late 80s. He started at a country radio station in Birmingham, Alabama, moving around the state  progressing to public radio at WBHM. Chiotakis has experience serving as news anchor, reporter and news director. His reporting has been featured on CBS Radio, NBC, CBC, the BBC and NPR.

Chiotakis has been honored by The Public Radio News Directors, Incorporated more than a half dozen times with awards for feature reporting, writing and call-in show. In 2001, Chiotakis was a recipient of the prestigious national Edward R. Murrow Award for writing.

Features By Steve Chiotakis



Humanitarian, economic crises loom in Libya

While the Libyan economy continues to function at a very basic level, many nations have withdrawn their citizens from the troubled country. And Libya's oil chief says oil production is at half the level it was a few weeks ago.

Can carmakers adjust to rapidly rising fuel costs?

As the turmoil continues to escalate in Libya, oil prices have surged. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Michelle Krebs, senior analyst at, about whether carmakers have improved fuel efficiency since the last price spike.
Posted In: Auto

Countries rush to get citizens out of Libya

Many people from across the Middle East and around the world found work in Libya's oil industry and other sectors. But as the violence there escalates, countries are scrambling to evacuate their citizens.

White House works on settlement plan for mortgage mess

Steve Chiotakis speaks with Nick Timiraos of the Wall Street Journal on a plan by the Obama administration to help homeowners under water on loans and to settle with banks involved in the robo-signing debacle.
Posted In: Housing

Governments find ways to get their citizens out of Libya

As violence continues in Libya, international workers are fighting to evacuate the country. Jeremy Hobson speaks to Peter Thomas, a British teacher, who managed to flee Tripoli to Ankara, Turkey.

What are the long-term effects of protests in Libya?

As protests continue in Libya, economists are looking at whether the turmoil in the country could have a permanent effect on the price of oil. The BBC's Chloe Arnold reports from Algeria on how political unrest could change oil production in Libya.
Posted In: Oil

How Social Security can be reformed today

Presidential historian Julian Zelizer talks about about the historic deal on social security between President Reagan and Tip O'Neill, and how it might reflect on our current situation.

Michigan governor proposes eliminating state film incentives

Governor Rich Snyder of Michigan has proposed nearly eliminating the state's tax incentives for the film industry. Currently, Michigan is the third most popular state in the country for film production, behind California and New York. Alex Rosaen, consultant for the Anderson Group, explains.
Posted In: Jobs

Wisconsin lawmakers target state workers' union

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seeking to reduce the state's deficit want to pass a bill that weakens the state workers' union. Steve Chiotakis speaks with Jill Schlesinger, editor-at-large for CBS/MoneyWatch, about how budget woes could influence other states to do the same.

Egypt rallies around the opening stock market

Egyptians in Cairo are celebrating today. It's been one week since President Hosni Mubarak stepped down And as the economy continues to regain ground, the Egyptian stock market is encouraging citizens to invest.


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