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.
Today Starbucks announced it's teaming up with Lions Gate Entertainment to promote the studio's films in its coffee houses. The move adds to an already-busy entertainment atmosphere at Starbucks. As Tess Vigeland reports, it's no longer all about the coffee.
Posted In: Economy
Tess Vigeland talks with Standard and Poor economist David Wyss about last month's unemployment numbers. The Bush administration is touting the strength of the economy, but Wyss says that the numbers don't tell the whole truth.
Posted In: Wall Street
Stockbroker David Johnson talks with Marketplace host Tess Vigeland about this week's ups and downs on the stock market. He's feeling more chipper than last week.
Posted In: Sports
Marketplace host Tess Vigeland talks with our Business of Sports commentator Diana Nyad and gets her take on the recent spate of coach firings in the NFL.
Today a subsidiary of Royal Dutch Shell agreed to pay $200,000 to settle charges that it faked trades of oil futures contracts. Tess Vigeland talks to Jeremy Leggett, author of "The Empty Tank: Oil, Gas, Hot Air and the Coming Global Energy Crisis."
This month marks the 300th anniversary of Ben Franklin's birth. Ever wonder how he could pay the bills while he was flying his famous kite or charming the French? Professor Blaine McCormick tells Tess Vigeland about Franklin's hidden entrepreneurial smarts.
Ever heard of a green weenie? How about a three-fingered booger? Or a binaca blast? Sounds like playground slang, but it's actually corporate speak, and author Ron Sturgeon explains it to host Tess Vigeland.
Posted In: Economy, Wall Street
Host Tess Vigeland checks in with Dallas stockbroker David Johnson about the year on Wall Street, and the mythological Santa Claus Rally.
Between bankrupt airlines and auto companies losing billions, it's been a tough year to be a union worker. Host Tess Vigeland speaks to labor economist Harley Shaiken about the year in labor.
Posted In: Sports
The second-longest-running show in primetime television is about to change channels. Monday Night Football started back in 1970 on ABC. Since then, it's become a cultural touchstone, consistently ranking in the top ten during football season -- great for business for both ABC and the NFL. But this coming Monday the New York Jets will play the New England Patriots in the final Monday night game on ABC. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland took a look at the end of an era.