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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.


  • Beware the black swans?

    Brian Belski, BMO Capital Markets; Dean Maki, Point72 Asset Management; and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss a Societe Generale report on "black swans" for the global economy.

  • Q2 GDP gets a boost

    CNBC's Steve Liesman gives a rapid update on second-quarter GDP estimates after fresh data releases.

  • US consumer spending jumps

    CNBC's Rick Santelli and Steve Liesman provide insight to personal income and spending data in April. After inflation adjustment, consumer spending rose 0.6 percent, the biggest gain since February of 2014.

  • Yellen: Appropraite to cautiously increase rates

    CNBC's Steve Liesman recaps Fed Chair Janet Yellen's talk at Harvard University and looks at the market reaction to her remarks on interest rates.

  • Recession warning?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the details on the disappointing first quarter GDP revisions, and CNBC Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow weighs in on recession risks.

  • Q1 GDP revisions disappoint

    CNBC’s Steve Liesman has the latest details on consumer spending, GDP details and what Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen will talk about later today.

  • Q1 GDP up 0.8% (rev.)

    CNBC's Rick Santelli has the latest read on GDP, and Steve Liesman weighs in on what it indicates about consumer spending and housing.

  • Powell: Supports gradual rate hikes if data confirms forecast

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Federal Reserve governor Jay Powell's remarks on the possibility of rate hikes coming soon.

  • Weekly jobless claims total 268,000 vs. 275,000 estimate

    CNBC's Rick Santelli breaks down the latest numbers on unemployment and durable goods. And CNBC's Steve Liesman provides perspective on the data.

  • What's changed for the Fed?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at how sentiment surrounding a June rate hike has changed alongside economic data.

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