Tess Vigeland was the host of Marketplace Money, a weekly personal finance program that looks at why we do what we do with our money: your life, with dollar signs. Vigeland and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and the program helps explain what the latest business and financial news means to our wallets and bank accounts. Vigeland joined Marketplace in September 2001, as a host of Marketplace Morning Report. She rose at o-dark-thirty to deliver the latest in business and economic news for nearly four years before returning briefly to reporting and producing. She began hosting Marketplace Money in 2006 and ended her run as host in November of 2012. . Vigeland was also a back-up host for Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for her coverage of the political scandal involving Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). She co-hosted the weekly public affairs program Seven Days on OPB television, and also produced an hour-long radio documentary about safety issues at the U.S. Army chemical weapons depot in Eastern Oregon. Vigeland next served as a reporter and backup anchor at WBUR radio in Boston. She also spent two years as a sports reporter for NPR’s Only a Game. For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. Vigeland has a bachelor's degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a contributor to The New York Times and is a volunteer fundraiser for the Pasadena Animal League and Pasadena Humane Society. In her free time, Vigeland studies at the Pasadena Conservatory of Music, continuing 20-plus years of training as a classical pianist.
Entertainment companies and children's advocates have been at odds for a long time over children's programming, including how programming is used to market to children. Yesterday the two sides came together to make a deal. Tess Vigeland reports.
Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.
The mint is planning to unveil a new dollar coin that will variously depict the likenesses of all deceased US presidents. In light of the tepid response to the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, why does the mint think Americans will warm to this new currency? Tess Vigeland has more.
Reports out today suggest that oil giant ConocoPhillips may buy Burlington Resources. As Tess Vigeland explained, it's all about the high price of natural gas.
Stu Levine with Daily Variety tells host Tess Vigeland the thinking behind ABC's move to split duties between two Nightly News anchors, and about the state of network news anchoring in general.
Host Tess Vigeland talks to author Bill McEwen about his current book "Married to the Brand: Why Consumers Bond with Some Brands for Life."
Writer and commentator Jeff Steinbrink says your relationship with your card company is most definitely NOT a two-way street.