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

Publishers sue Google

On the heels of a lawsuit by authors over copyright infringement, 5 major publishing companies filed a similar suit Wednesday over Google's plans to scan and index book passages. Tess Vigeland reports.

Blackberry e-mails for your Treo

Today Palm Pilot and Blackberry made nice. Marketplace's Tess Vigeland has more on the new cooperation between two longtime high tech rivals.

Daniel Craig is the new 007

Today Sony Pictures officially unveiled the new James Bond today. Tess Vigeland reports on the success and longevity of the Bond franchise.

Freddie Mac to prop up post-hurricane housing

Freddie Mac plans to buy up to $1 billion in tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds. Tess Vigeland sorts out how the move will help hurricane victims.

Whatcha watching?

Mike Speier, managing editor for Daily Variety, talks to Tess Vigeland about some of the winners in the new fall season. Like this guy: his name is Earl.

Whee for Michelle Wie

Marketplace's Business of Sports Commentator David Carter talks to host Tess Vigeland about golf phenomenon Michelle Wie's decision to go pro — at age 16.

Using a debit card to save?

Bank of America unveiled a new program Wednesday to encourage customers to save by allowing them to round up debit card purchase and place the difference in a savings account. Tess Vigeland has more.

Dropping the puck

Professional hockey resumes play today after missing a year on the ice because of a labor dispute. Tess Vigeland looks at the economics of the newly retooled NHL.

NHL: back on the ice

After more than a year lost cooling its heels in a lockout, the National Hockey League will be cooling them back on the ice starting tomorrow. Tess Vigeland looks at how the owners and players are bringing the fans back.

Giving to Katrina victims

The American Red Cross has brought in almost $1 billion in Hurricane Katrina donations. But alongside the congratulations comes some criticism. Tess Vigeland looks at whether the Red Cross could share the bounty.

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