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Tess Vigeland

Former Host, Marketplace Money

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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.  

Latest Stories from Tess (866)

The new retirement

by Tess Vigeland Feb 8, 2006
The growing corporate trend of freezing and phasing out pension plans is putting the squeeze on many employees on the verge of retirement. Tess Vigeland reports.
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Corporate bankruptcies

by Tess Vigeland Feb 3, 2006
More companies are likely to seek Chapter 11 bankruptcy this year than last. Tess Vigeland looks at why.

Curtain rises on Enron trial

by Tess Vigeland Jan 30, 2006
Jury selection is scheduled today in the biggest corporate corruption scandal since the Lincoln Savings and Loan debacle. But as Tess Vigeland reports, it won't be a slamdunk for prosecutors.
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Ralphs indictment

by Tess Vigeland Dec 16, 2005
Ralphs supermarket chain has been indicted on charges that it broke several labor laws during its lockout of workers two years ago. Tess Vigeland reports.

A new go at $1 coins

by Tess Vigeland Dec 15, 2005
The mint is planning to unveil a new dollar coin that will variously depict the likenesses of all deceased US presidents. In light of the tepid response to the Susan B. Anthony and Sacagawea dollar coins, why does the mint…

Your refund is waiting

by Tess Vigeland Oct 27, 2005
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.