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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 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.

  • Executive Edge: Super Fed talk

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides highlights from Thursday night's event where Fed Chair Janet Yellen was joined by predecessors Ben Bernanke, Alan Greenspan and Paul Volcker. Yellen said the Fed remains in gradual hiking mode and the U.S. is not a bubble economy.

  • Jobs and the 'gig' economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Diana Farrell, JPMorgan Chase Institute, discuss the latest jobs data and a new report on the "sharing" economy.

  • Fed debates, dismisses April hike in minutes

    CNBC's Steve Liesman breaks down the minutes released by the Federal Reserve and the "Closing Bell" panel weighs in.

  • Fed releases minutes

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the Fed as they release a range of views on rates at the April Meeting.

  • The trade debate

    Is trade a threat or opportunity? CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the results regarding trade and immigration from the All-America economic survey.

  • Republican U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump

    Discussing the anger in America over the state of the economy and politics with Ben White, POLITICO Chief Economic Correspondent and CNBC Contributor, .

  • Anger in America

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the results of the CNBC All-America Economic Survey including Americans' anger over economic or financial situations and how they may affect the 2016 elections.

  • Not a good time to invest: Poll

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the results of the CNBC All-American Economic Survey including whether it is a good time to invest in the stock market, whether the government should break up the banks, and which candidate is best for the economy.

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