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

A real Fluff piece

Makers of the dessert spread Marshmallow Fluff have sued Williams-Sonoma Inc. over alleged trademark infringement for marketing a candy spread called Fluffernutter. Tess Vigeland reports.

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Would you be willing to sit through paid advertising to get video downloads for free? According to a new survey, nearly three-quarters of respondents said they would. As Tess Vigeland reports, such sentiment could be a boon for Apple's video iPod.

Oscar gets jiggy wit it

Three 6 Mafia won Best Song Oscar last night for their tune "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." The rappers are the second hip hop artists to win an Oscar; Eminem was the first. So what kind of street credibility is the award worth? Tess Vigeland has the story.

Betting on home prices

Tess Vigeland talks to economist Eric Talley about a new derivative market that allows investors to bet on fluctuations in home prices.
Posted In: Economy

What's an Oscar worth?

It's time for the Oscars. Tess Vigeland talks to Daily Variety editor Michael Speier about the green behind the little gold statute.

NFL negotiations

The NFL's collective bargaining agreement with its players doesn't expire for another year. But as Business of Sports commentator David Carter tells Tess Vigeland, both sides are already honing their positions.
Posted In: Sports

Hockey scandal

While professional hockey tries to recover from last year's lost season, a betting scandal has erupted that threatens the league's image. Tess Vigeland looks at the possible fallout.
Posted In: Sports

Growth slows in consumer debt

The rate of consumer borrowing last year grew at its lowest rate in 13 years, according to a newly released report from the Federal Reserve. Tess Vigeland takes a look at what's behind the numbers.
Posted In: Economy

The new retirement

The growing corporate trend of freezing and phasing out pension plans is putting the squeeze on many employees on the verge of retirement. Tess Vigeland reports.

David Johnson checks in

Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stock broker David Johnson to find out about the week on Wall Street.
Posted In: Investing, Wall Street


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