Steve Liesman is a well-known award-winning American journalist and reporter. Steve Liesman is best known as the senior reporter for cable financial television network CNBC.
Early Life and Childhood
Steve Liesman was born on May 21, 1963 in Bronxville, New York, United States. He’s similar at the moment 58 years old and holds American citizenship. Steve’s birth sign by his birth date is Gemini while he is a Christian.
Moving on to his family, he was born to his father, Marvin Liesman, and mother, Bernice “Bunny” Liesman. However, he has not revealed any other details about his parents or siblings. Liesman attended Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York for his education. He then enrolled at the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in English. He also earned a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.
working life and career
Liesman was a business writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and then the St. Petersburg Times from August 1987 to June 1992. In August 1992, he moved to Moscow, Russia to work as the founding editor of the Moscow Times, the first Russian English-language daily.
Similarly, Liesman joined the Wall Street Journal’s Moscow desk in 1994, and in August 1996 he was promoted to head of the Moscow bureau. In May 1998 he moved to the New York office and began overseeing the international oil and gas business. In June 2000, he was promoted to senior economics correspondent for The Wall Street Journal.
During his time at the Wall Street Journal, he focused on the productivity revolution, macroeconomics and the various difficulties of reporting corporate earnings. Before joining CNBC in April 2002, Liesman was a senior economics writer at The Wall Street Journal, covering the domestic and global economy, corporate earnings and the Enron accounting disaster.
After that he was a member of the WSJ team. His team won the 1999 Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting for its in-depth analysis of the Russian financial crisis. For his four-part series “Markets Under Siege” he received first second place in the 1998 SAIA – Novartis Prize for International Reporting (the award recognizes outstanding achievements in reporting on international affairs).
Criticizing him for his Pulitzer in the Nation, journalists Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames believed that Liesman’s overly optimistic economic outlook in the run-up to Russia’s financial crisis was due to Liesman’s standing by controversial figures such as Anatoly Chubais and others in favor of the country’s ongoing privatization efforts .
Steve Liesman is an amateur guitarist who, in addition to his work as senior business correspondent for CNBC, is a regular in a Grateful Dead cover band. He also hosted the band’s three “Fare Thee Well” gigs in Chicago in July.
As a renowned journalist, he made quite a bit of money. As can be seen from the online resources, he currently has an estimate net worth of $1.6 million.
Regarding his relationship status, he is currently married to his longtime girlfriend Karen Fran Dukes. The couple dated for a long time and finally married in 1991. They have two sons. He and his wife also actively supported the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which caused extensive property damage and injured hundreds of people.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Steve improves his measurements 5 feet 3 inches or 1.6 meters tall. He also weighs around 60 kg or 132 pounds. His other body measurements are also currently missing. In addition, the reporter has a balding head with dark brown hair and a pair of light brown eyes.
When it comes to his social media handles, he’s only available on Twitter with more than 153.3k followers.