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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" (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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  • Reading the Fed's tea leaves Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | 7:06 AM ET
    Reading the Fed's tea leaves

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of the Fed's decision on interest rates and possible tapering program. And Gary Stern, former Minneapolis Fed president, shares his thoughts on Fed policy and the looming budget debate on Capitol Hill.

  • Yellen leads CNBC Fed survey with 88% Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 3:34 PM ET
    Yellen leads CNBC Fed survey with 88%

    Due to political push-back, Larry Summers was forced to drop out of the race for Fed chairman. CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results of the CNBC Fed survey following the news. Ben White, Politico, and Greg Braca, TD Bank Group, weigh in on whether Janet Yellen is the clear front runner now that Summers out of the race.

  • Fed Survey: More dovish outlook than the Fed Tuesday, 17 Sep 2013 | 2:15 PM ET
    Fed Survey: More dovish outlook than the Fed

    With tapering on the way, CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the results from the CNBC Fed Survey, which polls economists and Fed watchers. Komal Sri-Kumar, Sri- Kumar Global Strategies, and Joe LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank, weigh in.

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