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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" (Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-9 a.m. 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.


  • Closing Bell Exchange Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 3:01 PM ET
    Closing Bell Exchange

    Discussing the Fed's decision to reduce its bond buying program by another $10 billion, with Gina Sanchez, Chantico Global; Nathan Bachrach, The Financial Network Group; and CNBC's Steve Liesman and Rick Santelli.

  • Fed can't solve world's problems: Economist Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 10:00 AM ET
    Fed can't solve world's problems: Economist

    We're not looking for major changes from the Fed, says Michael Feroli, JPMorgan chief U.S. economist, with CNBC's Steve Liesman discussing Fed expectations and the sell-off in emerging markets.

  • Will Fed taper the taper? Wednesday, 29 Jan 2014 | 8:32 AM ET
    Will Fed taper the taper?

    CNBC's Steve Liesman provides a preview of the Fed's FOMC meeting today and the likely decision on reducing its QE program.

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