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

Credit where credit is due

Writer and commentator Jeff Steinbrink says your relationship with your card company is most definitely NOT a two-way street.

The angels wanna wear my skate shoes

Skate shoes are hot with the kids, and the sporting goods market is happy to oblige. Business of sports commentator Diana Nyad is down wit it.
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Where in the world is Kai Ryssdal?

He's in China, doing advance work for January's live broadcast from the Middle Kingdom. Kai lived in China in the 1990s, so we asked him to tell us what's changed since those days. He told us what's changed since last WEEK.

Withdrawal pains

In today's Iraq speech, the president rejected a timetable for troop withdrawal. Yet the Pentagon plans to shrink the force size after Iraq's December elections. We asked former Pentagon official and military analyst Dan Goure about the economic aftereffects of a troop drawdown.

Bad press

The Los Angeles Times reports that the US military has been writing articles supportive of the war effort and submitting them, without attribution, to Iraqi media. We spoke with the Times' Borzou Daragahi from Baghdad.

Not so boffo

Movie attendance is down from this time last year, so studios are counting more than ever on the holiday movie season. Harry Potter helped boost Thanksgiving weekend; Stu Levine of Daily Variety considers the rest of the year.

Holiday movies

Hollywood is hoping a banner holiday movie season will reverse slumping box office receipts. Tess Vigeland reports.

Aiding Students, Buying Students

Host Tess Vigeland talks to author Rupert Wilkinson about his new book, "Aiding Students, Buying Students."

Arrested Development

Daily Variety editor Michael Speier talks to host Tess Vigeland about the demise of the FOX series "Arrested Development."

Marketing Kobe

Host Tess Vigeland talks to business of sports consultant David Carter about the remarketing of basketball star Kobe Bryant after he was cleared of rape charges.

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