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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.


  • Fed's Mester: 25 basis point hike makes sense

    We are looking at a balance, says Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, talking about the economic indicators she follows when making policy decisions.

  • Fed's Mester: All meetings are 'on the table'

    Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, shares her thoughts on raising interest rates. We are an apolitical institution and I base my decision on what is best for the economy, says Mester. Also Mester address the issue of inflation.

  • Fed's Mester: It's a 'solid' labor report

    Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester talks with CNBC's Steve Liesman about the non-farm payroll numbers and why she thinks it was a good report. I think we're at full employment, says Mester.

  • Big jobs report for fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of Friday's employment data.

  • Generational pay gap

    According to a new study, wages of younger workers have declined compared to the 1980's. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports. Joseph LaVorgna, Deutsche Bank chief U.S. economist, weighs in.

  • Strong data, hawkish Fed speak

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest economical data, Fed speak and September jobs report expectations.

  • Fed clearly setting up for December hike: Meyer

    Michelle Meyer, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Head of U.S. Economics, and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss the latest economic data and the likelihood of a Fed hike this year.

  • Mixed data, hawkish Fed speak

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the latest on the U.S. economy and some Fed speak in favor of a rate hike now.

  • ADP September payrolls up 154,000

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics, break down the latest employment numbers and what the data means for the unemployment rate.

  • Will the Fed start buying equities?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the latest Fed speak from Fed Chair Janet Yellen regarding the ability to buy equities. Jim Bianco, Bianco Research president, and Russ Koesterich, BlackRock Global Allocation Team head of asset allocation, weigh in.

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