Steve Liesman: Birth, Education, Marriage
Steve Liesman was born on the 21st of May in Bronxville, New York in the United States of America in 1963.
For his early education, he was sent to study at the Edgemont High School at Scarsdale, New York and after graduating from high school he pursued higher education at the University of Buffalo, The State University of New York (SUNY), later graduating by earning a Bachelor in Arts (B.A.) in English. He also studied at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism and holds a Master’s degree.
Unfortunately, regarding Liesman’s parents or early life, not many details have been disclosed to the media. But we do know that Liesman has tied the marital knot and has been blessed with two beautiful children – both sons, with his wife. He is also quite skilled in playing the guitar.
Steve Liesman: Professional Life, Career
Liesman took the first steps into his professional career from Sarasota, Florida Herald-Tribune as a business reporter after which he moved on the work for St. Petersburg Times.
Seeking to propel his career further ahead, he shifted to Russia and began serving at Moscow Times at Moscow as the newspaper’s business editor in the August of 1992. He was one of the founding members of the newspaper, also known as the first daily newspaper in the English language in Russia. Along the way, he was able to create Russia’s first stock index – the Moscow Times Index.
After a successful career at the Moscow Times, he was hired by a big time news magazine, The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) in 1994 while he was still in Moscow. He made a move from the Moscow bureau of the magazine to New York bureau and returned back home in the May of 1998. After that, he was assigned to cover stories related to the gas and oil industries.
He later went on to become the senior economics reporter at WSJ in the June of 2000 and, during his time as the senior economics reporter, he was able to cover many major economical topics, both on global and domestic levels.
In the April of 2002, he was finally hired by CNBC. While he worked at WSJ, his impressive and praiseworthy work led him to win the Pulitzer Prize for his contribution while covering the Russian financial crisis in 1999. He was also the first runner-up in the SAIA-Novartis Prize in 1998 for “Markets Under Siege”, his four-part International Reporting series.
Steve Liesman: Social Media
Liesman has gained a lot of popularity all over the world after his years of hard work and contribution towards journalism. He is recognized and acknowledged by his audience all over the world and with the help of his fans, he has created a huge social media profile especially on the social networking site Twitter.
He is available on the site at @steveliesman and has 114 thousand followers on the site. He had joined Twitter in the October of 2011 and has tweeted around 4.4 thousand times since then. Liesman does not have an official account on other popular social networking sites currently.