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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.


  • Reading the Fed

    Discussing key economic indicators to keep an eye on, and guessing the Fed's next move, with Ron Insana, Michael Santoli and Steve Liesman.

  • CPI (May) up 0.2%

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on weekly jobless claims, and provides a read on May's consumer prices. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight.

  • Fed strikes cautious tone

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at the Fed's new normal after the central bank lowered the outlook for the funds rate but kept their growth forecast.

  • Fed leaves rates the same

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that the Fed has decided to leave rates unchanged. There were no dissenters this time, he says.

  • Janet Yellen

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports that the Fed has decided to leave rates unchanged.

  • 'Groundhogs Day' for Fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks ahead to what the tone of the meeting with Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen may be.

  • Summers calls for Fed reversal

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides insight to former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers' blog comments in which he said the Federal Reserve should stop forecasting rate hikes.

  • Keys to Fed's rate decision

    CNBC's Steve Liesman weighs in on what the Street will be watching from today's FOMC announcement.

  • Threats to growth in 2017

    CNBC's Steve Liesman shares results of the CNBC Fed Survey on the best presidential candidate for the U.s. economy and stock market.

  • CNBC Fed survey: Next rate hike in September

    CNBC’s Steve Liesman reports exclusive results from the CNBC Fed survey.

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