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Steve Liesman

CNBC Senior Economics Reporter

As CNBC's senior economics reporter, Steve Liesman reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He appears on "Squawk Box" (Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 a.m. ET), as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day.

Liesman joined CNBC from The Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter covering monetary policy, international economics, academic research and productivity. At the Journal, Liesman previously worked as an energy reporter, and Moscow bureau chief. He won an Emmy for his coverage of the financial crisis and was a member of the reporting team recognized with a Pulitzer Prize for stories chronicling the crash of the Russian financial markets.

Prior to joining the Journal in 1994, Liesman was the business editor for The Moscow Times, where, as the founding business editor for the country's first English-language daily newspaper, he helped create the publication's stock index, which was the country's first. Liesman also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times in St. Petersburg, Fla., and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune in Sarasota, Fla.

Liesman holds an M.S. from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a B.A. in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo.

Follow Steve Liesman on Twitter @steveliesman.

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  • GDP-job market disconnect?  Friday, 2 Aug 2013 | 7:06 AM ET

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a look ahead to this morning's jobs report. And Maury Harris, UBS Investment Research, and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, weigh in on the state of the economy and whether the Fed is likely to begin tapering.

  • On Jerry Garcia's birthday, Dead's Weir reflects Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:59 PM ET
    Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead

    The first of August is Jerry Garcia's birthday. He would have been 71. The Dead's rhythm guitarist Bob Weir talks to CNBC about his longtime bandmate.

  • Investing in Russia: Risky business?  Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | 2:17 PM ET

    In light of Edward Snowden's departure from Moscow, CNBC's Steve Liesman looks into if investing in Russia is really worth it.

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