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.
The stock market plunge and weaker growth have taken a toll on U.S. economic optimism, according to the CNBC All-America Economic Survey.
According to CNBC's exclusive survey, a plurality of Americans says low interest rates have had no effect on their financial lives. But among those who have seen an effect, they say by a 2-1 margin that low rates have helped and that the US economy would be hurt by interest rate hikes. Steve Liesman reports.
The stock market plunge and generally rocky economic news both here and overseas have combined to erode Americans' confidence in the economic outlook. Just 22% of Americans think the economy will improve in the next year, reports CNBC's Steve Liesman with the exclusive results from CNBC's All-America Economic Survey.
CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on statements from Charles Evans, president of Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. A federal funds rate below 1 percent could be appropriate at the end of next year, says Evans.
CNBC's Sr. Economics Reporter Steve Liesman discusses findings from the Fed minutes concerning a rate hike.