Steve Liesman Biography
Steve Liesman is an American media personality serving as CNBC’s senior economics reporter. He also appears on “Squawk Box” as well as other CNBC programs throughout the business day and previously worked for the Wall Street Journal where he served as a senior economics reporter as well as the business editor for The Moscow Times.
Steve Liesman Age
Liesman was born on May 21, 1963, in Bronxville, NY, USA.
Steve Liesman Height
Steve stands at a height of 5 feet 3 inches tall.
Steve Liesman Education
Liesman attended Edgemont high school in Scarsdale, NY. He then graduated with a bachelor’s degree in English from the State University of New York, Buffalo, and also holds a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.
Steve Liesman Parents
Liesman was born and raised up by his parents in Bronxville but he hasn’t revealed his parents’ names. During an interview, he revealed that his father taught him how to be a good negotiator. This lesson from his father came when he bought his first guitar. He was trying to negotiate with the salesman and wasn’t getting anywhere. That’s when his dad stepped in, took the salesman to the side to have a “nice conversation” and got the price lowered by $50.
“I just learned from that to treat people nicely in negotiations and listen to their side,” he said. “It worked out really well, but I still don’t know to this day what he said to that salesman.”
Steve Liesman Siblings
Steve has not revealed any information regarding his siblings and therefore it’s not known if he has any.
Steve Liesman Wife Author
Steve is married to Karen Dukess, an author and an eclectic reader. She spent eight years as a speechwriter on gender equality at the United Nations Development Programme and has been a tour guide in the former Soviet Union, a newspaper reporter in Florida and a magazine publisher in Russia. Karen is a graduate of Brown University and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. On November 26 2020, Steve went on to wish her wife a happy birthday.
“In November i celebrate my wife’s birthday and our anniversary. This year is special. She turned 58 and we’ve been married for 29 years, or exactly half her life. That means she’ll live to 116. My math is good, right?”
Steve along with his wife, actively helped the victims of Hurricane damage in Haiti which caused significant destruction of properties and injured hundreds of people.
Steve Liesman Children
Liesman and his wife are proud parents to two sons whose names haven’t been revealed.
Steve Liesman Band
Steve is a member of Stella Blue’s Band was founded in 2009 to recreate the experience of being at a Grateful Dead show by playing this music with a deep commitment to authenticity. Stella was the first band chosen for residency at Garcia’s at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY. . The band was given a headline spot at the 50th Woodstock Anniversary that took place on the grounds of the famed Yasgur’s Farm, site of the original festival. The band consists of Bill Bonacci (lead guitar, vocals), Steve Liesman (rhythm guitar, vocals), Greg Solomon (bass), Ken Aigen (keyboards), and Ron Cohen (drums, vocals).
Steve Liesman Guitar
Liesman is an amateur guitarist and plays regularly in a Grateful Dead cover band. He also hosted the pay-per-view broadcast of the band’s three “Fare Thee Well” concerts in Chicago.
Steve Liesman CNBC
Liesman serves as CNBC’s senior economics reporter and reports on all aspects of the economy, including the Federal Reserve and major economic indicators. He also appears on “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6 AM-9 AM 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.
Steve Liesman Salary
He earns an annual salary of $600,000.
Steve Liesman Net Worth
His net worth is not available.
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