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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.


  • Lew: Russian economy not good

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discussed whether the current level of sanctions on Russia are working, and Greece's future.

  • Lew: Like to see more global growth

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew shares his thoughts about the ongoing port problems on the West Coast, the strong U.S. dollar and "weak spots" in global economies.

  • Lew: Tamp down rhetoric on Greece

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew discusses what concerns him about Greece's possible exit from the euro zone and whether sanctions are impacting Russia.

  • Lew: US economy turned a corner

    CNBC's Steve Liesman talks to Treasury Secretary Jack Lew, about Friday's strong jobs report, wages and taxes.

  • Sec. Lew on Greece, the dollar & more

    CNBC Senior Economics Reporter Steve Liesman sits down for a wide-ranging interview with U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew ahead of the G20 meeting in Istanbul. Among the topics discussed were the economic picture in the U.S., Greece, the strong dollar and tax reform.

  • Goldilocks economy?

    Trading on economic data points, with the FMHR crew. Steve Weiss makes sense of this week's move in the Dow.

  • Wages on the rise, GDP 'pretty good': Plosser

    Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser, shares his thoughts on Friday's jobs data and what it indicates about the economy.

  • Fed's Plosser,  'cusp' of raising rates

    Philadelphia Fed President Charles Plosser explains why he thinks it's hard to justify zero interest rates at this time. CNBC's Steve Liesman and the "Squawk Box' crew weigh in.

  • ADP January payrolls up 213,000

    CNBC's Steve Liesman, and Mark Zandi, Moody's Analytics chief economist, parse the latest payroll numbers. It feels like a 3 percent world, says Zandi.

  • Fed's Williams on global growth

    In a web exclusive, San Francisco Fed President John Williams talks about fears of global economic slowdown and what it could mean for the Fed.

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