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Steve Liesman


Steve Liesman is a well-known award-winning American journalist and reporter. Steve Liesman is renowned as the senior reporter for the cable financial TV channel CNBC.

Early Life and Childhood

Steve Liesman was born on 21st May 1963 in Bronxville, New York, United States. Similarly, he is currently 60 years old and holds American citizenship. Steve’s birth sign according to his date of birth is Gemini whereas he follows Christianity.

Moving on to his family, he was born to his father, Marvin Liesman, and his mother, Bernice “Bunny” Liesman. He hasn’t revealed any additional details about his parents or siblings, though. Liesman attended Edgemont High School in Scarsdale, New York, for his education.

Following that, he enrolled in the State University of New York’s University at Buffalo, 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.

Steve Liesman – Net Worth 2024

Being a renowned journalist, Steve Liesman has made a platysmal amount of money. As to the online resources, he currently has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million US dollars.

Relationship Status

Regarding his relationship status, he is currently in a married relationship with his longtime girlfriend Karen Fran Dukes. The couple dated each other for a long time and finally married in the year 1991.

They have two sons. He and his wife also actively assisted victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, which caused substantial property damage and wounded hundreds of people.

Steve Liesman

Caption: Steve with his wife (Source: Flickr)=

Professional Life and Career

Liesman worked as a business writer for the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and then the St Petersburg Times from August 1987 to June 1992.

In August 1992, he relocated to Moscow, Russia, to work as the founding business editor of the Moscow Times, Russia’s first English-language daily newspaper.

Similarly, in 1994, Liesman joined The Wall Street Journal’s Moscow desk, and in August 1996, he was promoted to Moscow bureau chief.

In May 1998, he moved to the New York office and began covering the international oil and gas business. In June 2000, he was promoted to senior economics correspondent at the Wall Street Journal.

He concentrated on the productivity revolution, macroeconomics, and the various difficulties with corporate earnings reporting during his stint at the Wall Street Journal.

Before joining CNBC in April 2002, Liesman worked at the Wall Street Journal as a senior economics writer, covering domestic and global economies, corporate profits, and the Enron accounting disaster.

Steve Liesman

Caption: Steve Liesman reporting for CNBC (source: CNBC)

More Details

Moving on, he was a member of the WSJ team. His team won the Pulitzer Prize for International Reporting in 1999 for their in-depth analysis of the Russian financial crisis.

For his four-part series “Markets Under Siege,” he got the first runner-up award in the 1998 SAIA – Novartis Prize for International Reporting (the prize recognizes outstanding achievement in the coverage of international affairs).

Journalists Matt Taibbi and Mark Ames criticized him for his Pulitzer in the Nation, believing that Liesman’s overly optimistic economic outlook in the run-up to the Russian Financial Crisis was due to Liesman’s sourcing from controversial figures.

Steve Liesman is an amateur guitarist who performs regularly in a Grateful Dead cover band in addition to his work as CNBC’s senior economics correspondent. He also hosted the band’s three “Fare Thee Well” performances in Chicago in July.

Body Measurements

Enhancing his body measurements, Steve is 5 feet 3 inches or 1.6 meters tall. Moreover, he weighs around 60kgs or 132 pounds. Similarly, his other body measurements are currently missing. In addition, the reporter is half-bald with dark brown hair and a pair of light brown eyes.

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Caption: Steve Liesman posing for a picture (source: CNBC)

Steve Liesman – Social Media

When it comes to his social media handles, Steve Liesman is only available on Twitter with more than 153.3k followers.