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Steve Liesman

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" (M-F, 6AM-9AM 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.


  • ECB Working paper finds evidence of early trading on US data releases

    A European Central Bank paper has found evidence of early trading on U.S. data releases including ISM manufacturing and pending home sales data, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Hacking hacker cyber security

    A Fed official tells CNBC that the Fed has no authority to see oversee cybersecurity precautions for foreign assets held at the NY Fed.

  • First quarter weakness & your money

    Discussing news the U.S. economy expanded at its slowest pace in 2 years in Q1, with CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Ben Mandel, JPMorgan Global strategist.

  • Q1 GDP up 0.5%, weekly jobless claims 257,000

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment, and takes a look at real GDP data. CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

  • June on the table for Fed?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Scott Minerd, Guggenheim Partners Global Chief Investment Officer and Chairman of Investments, break down the Federal Reserve policy statement leaving rates unchanged and look at the possibility of a move in June.

  • Stanley Fischer listens as Janet Yellen, left, speaks at a Board of Governors meeting.

    The CNBC Fed Survey shows respondents view the gap on monetary policy views between Janet Yellen and Stanley Fischer as significant and growing.

  • Yellen perceived as dovish

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the results from the CNBC Fed Survey about the top leaders at the Federal Reserve. The FOMC statement will be out at 2PM ET.

  • CNBC Survey: Recession odds lowest since September

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the results of the CNBC Fed Survey ahead of the FOMC decision on Wednesday.

  • Fed: Will they, won't they?

    To kick off day one of the two-day Fed meeting, CNBC's Steve Liesman reviews comments by economists on market forecasts ahead of Fed statements.

  • March durable goods up 0.8%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest data on the economy and CNBC's Steve Liesman adds perspective.

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