Leanna Byrne



Leanna Byrne is the host of the "Marketplace Morning Report" Cast One, which is produced by the BBC World Service and kicks off Marketplace's morning programming with the latest in global business news. She has been in the business journalism game for 10 years. She is a skilled reporter and presenter on radio and TV.

Leanna has presented and contributed to high-profile BBC programs like "Wake Up To Money," "Business Matters" and "World Business Report." She has also worked as a business reporter for BBC Radio 5 Live and BBC Radio Ulster.

She cut her teeth in the world of business news as a reporter for the Business Post in Dublin, Ireland — her hometown, if you hadn't already guessed her accent.

Leanna's trivia specialist subject would be the "Real Housewives" franchises.

Latest Stories (7)

Pro-Palestinian student protests spread across Europe

May 17, 2024
As the Israel-Hamas conflict continues, students are calling for their universities to cut financial and institutional ties with Israel.
Demonstrators march near the University of Amsterdam during a pro-Palestinian protest on May 9.
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Farmers in Germany protest subsidy cuts with tractor blockades

Jan 9, 2024
Farmers across Germany are continuing a weeklong protest of the government's plan to revoke key economic and agricultural tax policies by blocking major roads and highways across the country.
Farmers use their tractors to block access to a train station on Jan. 8, in Halle, Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
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What can Ireland teach us about worker productivity?

Dec 26, 2023
Ireland has been ranked the world's most productive country. In part, that was achieved by attracting foreign tech and pharma companies.
People walk near Google's offices in Dublin. The pricey products generated by tech companies in Ireland partially account for the country's worker productivity performance.
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Offices search for a sound approach to noise levels for returning staff

Nov 24, 2023
Noise is a factor in creating a healthy and comfortable space as firms try to ease the transition after years of remote work.
As more white-collar workers return to offices, some companies are redesigning their spaces with preferred noise levels and climate control in mind.
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Germany's economy stumbles, once again making it the "sick man of Europe"

Oct 26, 2023
Business activity in Germany contracted for a fourth straight month in October. Experts are labeling Europe’s largest economy the "sick man of Europe."
The International Monetary Fund expects Germany's economy to contract 0.3% this year. Above, the banking district skyline of Frankfurt.
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What should Ireland do with its budget surplus?

Oct 9, 2023
Ireland has a budget surplus of $10.9 billion, which has been driven by soaring corporate tax revenue from tech and pharmaceutical companies.
Above, a boarded-up property is pictured in Dublin. Some Irish residents see housing as a key area where a surplus in tax revenue could be put to use.
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Smaller, independent hotels in Europe find it harder to bounce back from the pandemic

Oct 6, 2023
While 77% of European hotels are independently owned, they've struggled to rebound from the pandemic as easily as larger hotel chains.
The lobby of a luxury hotel in southwestern France.
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