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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.

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  • What's working for US economy

    CNBC's Steve Liesman deciphers recent economic data and looks at what sectors are working for the U.S. economy.

  • Fed's new chapter as QE ends

    CNBC's Steve Liesman takes a look at Fed policy as the central bank ends it third round of bond purchases and interest rates remain at historical lows.

  • Fed's big labor language leap

    Austan Goolsbee, University of Chicago professor, looks at how stocks are reacting to the FOMC's statement. CNBC's Steve Liesman, discusses the opportunity Janet Yellen may have missed on labor underutilization.

  • Post Fed: Euro plunges vs. US dollar

    The euro is currently plunging in value versus the U.S. dollar. CNBC's Steve Liesman discusses how this may influence Europe's view of QE.

  • Fed becoming hawks?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reacts to the Fed's decision to end quantitative easing, and looks at how the FOMC now views labor markets and its guidance on "considerable time."

  • The Fed's toolbox

    Treading through market turmoil, and QE expectations, with Diane Swonk, Mesirow Financial, and Margaret Kerins, BMO Capital Markets.

  • The real QE exit

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports expectations for the Federal Reserve statement and quantitative easing.

  • Reading Fed's smoke signals

    Krishna Guha, ISI Group vice chairman, provide perspective on the Fed's exit plan and interest rate strategy.

  • Aftermath of QE

    CNBC's Steve Liesman explains why the U.S. central bank will not stop buying bonds after its QE program ends.

  • CNBC survey: Consumer confidence soars

    CNBC's Steve Liesman has the results from CNBC's recent survey on consumer confidence.

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