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Steve Liesman

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” 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. He also has worked as a business reporter for both the St. Petersburg Times and The Sarasota Herald-Tribune, both in Florida.

Steve 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. He is also a guitarist and vocalist for Stella Blues Band, one of the premier Grateful Dead tribute bands in the country. The group of talented musicians performs around the NY Metro area, using their music to create that special feeling and community unique to Grateful Dead Shows. They have generously dedicated several shows to support Riverkeeper’s work. Steve is also the founder of Save a Million Bass, an effort to educate anglers about better catch and release techniques.

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