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.  

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Features by Tess Vigeland

Minor league umpires may call a strike

One of the unofficial signs of spring is the start of baseball season. But next week's planned opener in the minor leagues may have a rocky start. The umpires could be on strike.
Posted In: Sports

A big day for Delphi

After months of trying to hammer out an agreement with unionized workers to reduce wages, auto-parts maker Delphi today may ask a federal bankruptcy judge to void its labor contracts. Tess Vigeland reports.

Senate lobbying bill is weak, critics say

The Senate passed a lobbying reform bill Wednesday on a vote of 90-8, but as Tess Vigeland reports, critics say the bill does little to change the status quo.
Posted In: Washington

Life insurance for prostate-cancer survivors

The Hartford insurance company has started offering policies to men over 60 with prostate cancer -- something that once would have been impossible. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Health

Screen Actors Guild considers strike

Tonight, members of the Screen Actors Guild meet in New York to talk about a possible strike against television producers. The two sides are battling over how actors are paid for reruns of cable shows. Tess Vigeland reports.

Quattrone conviction thrown out

A federal appeals court has overturned the 2004 conviction of former Wall Street investment banker Frank Quattrone. Tess Vigeland reports on what's next for a corporate scandal that apparently has many lives.
Posted In: Wall Street

NATO's new role

President Bush meets today with NATO's secretary-general. The discussions come amid calls for NATO to further involve itself in the civil war in Sudan. Tess Vigeland looks at the debate over its post-Cold War role.
Posted In: Canada

NCAA hoops for free

CBS is making games from the NCAA basketball tournament available for free online. It's making its money off advertising. Tess Vigeland reports.
Posted In: Sports

What's the score?

Three main credit agencies announced a new credit-score system for businesses to use -- and for you to worry about. Tess Vigeland reports.

NFL and its players go long

The National Football League has reached a contract agreement with its players, ensuring six years of labor peace. Tess Vigeland looks at how the league succeeds where other sports fail.
Posted In: Sports

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