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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.

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  • Fed's Kaplan: US tax code need to be updated

    Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan talks about how central policy is changing in advanced economies. They has become more globalized, say Kaplan.

  • Too big to fail not our biggest issue: Fed's Kaplan

    I'm much more worried about the systemic risk that comes from the shadow banking system, says Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan sharing is views on breaking up big banks and why it is important to designate some institutions as SIFIs.

  • Fed's Kaplan: Need big issue discussions

    Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan discusses the Fed's path to normalizing interest rates, and central bank policies. Also Kaplan says there needs to be a discussion on key issues such as aging demographics, high levels of debt to GDP, and immigration.

  • Fed's Kaplan: Consumer will remain strong

    We still believe the underpinnings of solid growth is there, says Dallas Fed President Rob Kaplan, talking to CNBC's Steve Liesman about GDP growth and raising interest rates. Hikes have to be slow and patient, says Kaplan. I think we'll make another move in the not so distant future.

  • dim outlook

    The CNBC Rapid Update shows a sharp decline in the outlook for first quarter GDP from a high of 2.3 percent to just 0.6 percent.

  • Incredibly shrinking Q1 GDP

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at falling first quarter GDP forecasts.

  • GDP concerns surface

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports Q1 GDP forecast is down again and weakness is coming from all parts of the economy.

  • CNBC's Steve Liesman gives a Rapid Update on analysts' forecasts for GDP in the first quarter.

  • Fed all-star night

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Thursday night's Federal Reserve round table with Chair Janet Yellen, and former Chairs Alan Greenspan and Ben Bernanke.

  • Dudley: Cautious, gradual approach to rate hike

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the update on New York Fed President William Dudley's speech on Fed policy.

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