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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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  • US GDP disappoints

    U.S. GDP was up 2.6 percent in Q4. CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the weak results.

  • Conflict at the Fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesman makes sense of the Fed's latest statement and conflict in dual mandate.

  • Fed's inner conflict

    Steve Liesman, Sr. Economics Reporter, CNBC, discusses the debate going in within the Fed about raising rates.

  • Yellen's honeymoon over?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks ahead to today's Fed meeting and discusses whether it's truly the end of Janet Yellen's honeymoon.

  • Later liftoff on rate hike: Survey

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on when respondents expect the first interest rate hike from the Fed ahead of its policy meeting.

  • No Fed move till March 2016: Pro

    Changing her outlook for when the Fed will begin rate hikes, Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley, says the strength of the dollar and low oil prices have impacted the forecast change. David Wessel, The Brooks Institute; and CNBC's Steve Liesman provide perspective.

  • ECB impact on Fed

    The CNBC Fed Survey shows the ECB QE announcement was more aggressive than expected, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman.

  • Federal Reserve Building

    Wall Street now sees the first Fed rate hike in September, a two month delay from the previous CNBC Fed survey.

  • Rate hikes? Patience new buzzword

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at Fed survey respondents and what their expectations are for rate hikes in the coming year.

  • Russia downgrade expected

    CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses the S&P's downgrade of Russia and whether the country is in danger of default.

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