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

Best bets

Author William Poundstone talks to host Tess Vigeland about his new book "Fortune's Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street."

Municipal bonds in New Orleans

Aaron Pressman of Business Week discusses the fate of municipal bonds in parishes and municipalities devastated by Katrina.
Posted In: Wall Street

It begins with a "K" and ends with an "A"

It's earnings season, when companies scurry to come up with excuses for poor profits. What are many of those corporations blaming this year? It falls under Category 4. Tess Vigeland reports.

Random House focuses on film

Today the biggest publisher in the world announced that it's forming its own production studio. Random House will team with Focus Features to form Random House Films. Tess Vigeland reports.

The Fed meets this week

The Federal Reserve Board meets Tuesday and is likely to increase interest rates to calm inflationary pressures. Tess Vigeland reports.

Key West Open for Business

Florida's most famous key reopens Monday to tourists after weathering the onslaught from Wilma. Tess Vigeland looks at the toll the storm took on the region's key industry.

The Chinese dot-com?

On Wall Street, it's known as the Chinese Google. China's largest search engine, Baidu, issued its quarterly earnings today. Profits were down from last quarter, and the stock took a dive. Tess Vigeland reports.

Your refund is waiting

The IRS is sitting on $73 million in unclaimed tax refunds. Tess Vigeland looks at what the agency is doing to get that money where it belongs.
Posted In: Washington

Go to church, earn more money. Who knew?

A new study finds that people who regularly attend religious services make more money. Tess Vigeland looks at the correlation.

Blog-obsessed ... at work

A new survey finds that employees are spending a chunk of work time keeping up with their favorite blogs. Tess Vigeland reports.


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