Contact: Jen Keavy
AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA ANNOUNCES
LIZZIE O'LEARY TO HOST MARKETPLACE PROGRAMS
O’Leary to fill-in as host on all Marketplace Programs
Los Angeles and St. Paul, Minn., June 19, 2013—American Public Media (APM) today announced Lizzie O'Leary will join Marketplace as a host/correspondent. In her role, O'Leary will serve as the primary fill-in host for all Marketplace programs including Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace Morning Report with David Brancaccio, Marketplace Money and Marketplace Tech. When she's not hosting, O'Leary will cover issues around the intersection of politics, policy and Wall Street. She joins the Marketplace team most directly from CNN, where she worked chiefly in Washington, D.C., as the Aviation and Regulation Correspondent.
"We're so excited to have Lizzie join us and become one of our signature voices for Marketplace," says Deborah Clark, vice president & executive producer of Marketplace. "Her tireless enthusiasm for news and strong journalistic judgment and ability to find unexpected and creative angles in her stories make her the perfect match for our team."
Prior to her role at CNN, she covered politics and economic policy, including the global credit crisis, for Bloomberg Television. Previously, she was a producer and reporter for NPR and ABC News, where she was part of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the September 11th terrorist attacks.
"Lizzie could not be a more perfect fit for us—smart, experienced and knowledgeable," says Kai Ryssdal, Marketplace host and senior editor. "She's already got a great handle on our style and our sensibility and I can't wait to hear her on the air."
"As a longtime listener, I'm absolutely delighted to join Marketplace," says O'Leary. "Marketplace tells sharp, engaging stories about business and economics the best possible way: by making them about people. I’m thrilled to be part of the team that tells those stories."
O'Leary earned her master's degree from Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor's degree from Williams College. She will join the Marketplace team on July 22 and will be based in Marketplace's New York City bureau.
About Marketplace and American Public Media
Marketplace is produced and distributed by American Public Media™ (APM), one of the largest producers and distributors of public radio programming in the world with a portfolio reaching nearly 17 million listeners via nearly 800 radio stations nationwide each week ,in association with the University of Southern California. Marketplace, Marketplace Morning Report, Marketplace Tech Report and Marketplace Money are currently broadcast by more than 500 public radio stations across the United States and are heard by nearly 10 million weekly listeners—the largest audience of any business or economics program on radio or television. Content from Marketplace programs is also available at Marketplace.org, Slacker Radio, Stitcher Radio, Flipboard, LinkedIn and Google Currents. Marketplace programs are well-known for their timely, relevant and accessible coverage of business, economic and personal finance focusing on the latest business news, the global economy and wider events linked to the financial markets. For more information on Marketplace visit marketplace.org. For more information on American Public Media visit americanpublicmedia.org.
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