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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.


  • NFIB up 1.4 in December to 93.9 Tuesday, 14 Jan 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    NFIB up 1.4 in December to 93.9

    CNBC's Steve Liesman and William Dunkelberg, National Federation of Independent Business, break down the latest results from the small business optimism index. The data suggests the unemployment numbers will stay in this lower range, says Dunkelberg.

  • Mulally: Seeing job growth in all sectors Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 1:11 PM ET
    Mulally: Seeing job growth in all sectors

    CNBC's Steve Liesman looks at what some of America's top CEOs are saying about job growth, and the U.S. economy. Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart says 2014 is starting off on a 'more solid economic footing."

  • Fed's Lockhart: Expect 2014 GDP growth at 2.5-3% Monday, 13 Jan 2014 | 12:30 PM ET
    Fed's Lockhart: Expect 2014 GDP at 2.5-3%

    CNBC's Steve Liesman reports on Atlanta Fed President Dennis Lockhart's economic forecast. Lockhart supports continued tapering this year depending on economic data.

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