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.  


Features by Tess Vigeland

Frugal state of mind

Wisebread.com's Meg Favreau makes the argument that frugal living is about prioritizing your passions.
Posted In: frugality, saving frugality spending money budget

Piggy for the 367

This week's Marketplace Money Piggy Award goes to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367.
Posted In: military, piggy bank award

How military spouses hold down the home front

Military families have some unique financial challenges compared to civilians. But citizens can learn a thing or two from the foresight these families apply to their finances.
Posted In: Personal Finance, military, families, spending, Saving, Retirement, will, life insurance

Gameshow dreamers: Come on down!

Tess Vigeland takes us behind the scenes at CBS's "The Price Is Right" to see how contestants are chosen.
Posted In: game shows, prize, hollywood

From little white to blatant: Lies are lies

We all tell little lies -- politeness practically dictates that we do. But there are some serious consequences when even small lies enter your resume.
Posted In: employment, resumes, lying, Jobs

Investors growing more risk averse

Host Tess Vigeland talks with CBS/MoneyWatch's Jill Schlesinger and Sr. Producer Paddy Hirsch about why investors have been slow to return to the markets after a succession of financial calamities.
Posted In: Investing, socially reponsible investing, farming, cd ladder, Education

Taxing your winnings

Winning big could saddle you with some serious debt. Tax expert Louis Barajas explains.
Posted In: Taxes, winning, prizes, IRS

Super Bowl ring up for auction

It's the real deal -- former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor puts his Super Bowl XXV ring on the block.
Posted In: Super Bowl

The String Cheese Incident takes stand against Ticketmaster

The band protests Ticketmaster's high fees by scalping its own tickets. Bassist Keith Mosley discusses the message his band is trying to send.
Posted In: ticketmaster, concerts, the string cheese incident

Restoring trust in Wall Street

CFA Institute President and CEO John Rogers wants to restore the public trust of the financial system. A bridge too far?
Posted In: Wall Street, Trust, john rogers, cfa institute, ethics


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