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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.


  • Money Politics Government

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on the results from the CNBC Fed Survey on which presidential candidate would be good for the U.S. economy.

  • CNBC Fed Survey's presidential pick

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the CNBC Fed Survey's results on the effect of the presidential campaign on the economy and which candidate would be best for economic policies and the stock market.

  • Is the ECB firing duds?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on market reaction to Mario Draghi's announcement on easing and its impact on the euro.

  • Draghi's effect on banks

    CNBC's Steve Liesman outlines the moves in the euro before and after ECB President Mario Draghi's comments, lowering rates and expanding QE.

  •  'Super Mario' over-delivering: Steve Liesman

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides reaction to Mario Draghi's announcement on ECB monetary policy and interest rates.

  • ECB cuts key rate

    Mario Draghi announces the ECB is expanding its bond buying program. CNBC's Steve Liesman and Paul McCulley, Cornell University senior fellow, weigh in on the central bank's policy decision.

  • Inflation debate divides Fed

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports the outlook on inflation is dividing key members of the Federal Reserve and creating uncertainty over the direction of interest rates.

  • Lael Brainard

    Here is the full, uncut interview with Federal Reserve Gov. Lael Brainard.

  • Here are where the jobs are

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at the latest labor market data and forecasts Fed action to come.

  • An impactful job market recovery?

    William Rodgers, Rutgers University professor and Fmr. Labor Dept. Chief Economist, and CNBC's Steve Liesman discuss the February jobs report and its impact on the Federal Reserve and the greater U.S. economy.

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