Steve Liesman Bio, Age, Wiki, Education, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, and Grateful Dead

Steve Liesman Biography

Born in Bronxville, New York, United States, Steve Liesman is an American journalist and senior economics reporter for the cable financial television channel CNBC. He is best known for appearing on the CNBC programs Squawk Box and other business-related shows on CNBC and NBC and using a paper “easel” while describing the state of the United States economy.

Steve Liesman Age

Liesman is 61 years old as of 2024. He was born May 21, 1963, in Bronxville, New York, United States. He celebrates his birthday on May 21 every year.

Steve Liesman Height

Liesman measures a height of around 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m) tall.  

Steve Liesman Weight

Steve weighs approximately 60 kg (132 pounds), which is ideal for his height.

Steve Liesman Educational Background

Liesman is a native of Bronxville, New York, born as the son of Bernice “Bunny” and Marvin Liesman. Liesman studied at Edgemont Junior – Senior High School in Edgemont, New York, and obtained a bachelor’s degree in English from the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He then earned a master’s degree from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. Liesman was then a business reporter first at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune from August 1987 to June 1992, and thereafter at the St. Petersburg Times.

Steve Liesman Parents

Steve was born in Bronxville, New York to caring and loving parents Bernice “Bunny” (mother) and Marvin Liesman (father). His parents played a pivotal role in shaping his life and fostering his personal and professional growth.

Steve Liesman Siblings

Information about Steve’s siblings is publicly not available. It is not known whether he has siblings or not. We promise to keep you updated as soon as the information is available.

Steve Liesman Wife

Liesman is married to Karen Fran Dukess. The couple had their wedding in 1991 and are blessed with two adorable children. Santelli and her husband presented crucial aid via a non-profit organization, CARE, and influenced other well-wishers to chip in to help victims of a disastrous Hurricane. Karen has been a constant source of encouragement and motivation for Steve, consistently believing in his talents and dreams.

Steve Liesman Kids

Steve and his wife Karen Fran Dukess are proud parents of two adorable children.

Steve Liesman  Salary

Liesman receives an annual salary of $600,000 as a journalist and senior economics reporter for the cable financial television channel CNBC. This is per our average estimates for a journalist’s salary in the United States. His salary is a result of his years of hard work, dedication, and continuous professional development. 

Steve Liesman Net Worth

Steve has an estimated net worth of approximately $5 Million. His main source of income is his successful career as a Journalist and Senior Economics Reporter. Steve’s net worth is a reflection of his financial success and the value he has created throughout his career. It encompasses various assets, investments, and income streams that contribute to his overall financial standing.

Interested Facts About Steve Liesman

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    • Name: Steve Liesman.
    • Birthplace: Bronxville, New York, United States.
    • Age: 61 Years (2024).
    • Date of Birth: 21 May 1963.
    • Birthday: 21 May.
    • Zodiac Sign: Gemini.
    • Occupation: Journalist, Senior Economics Reporter.
    • Nationality: American.
    • Race: White.
    • Religion: Christianity.
    • Sexuality: Straight.
    • Gender: Male.

Steve Liesman Family

  • Father: Marvin Liesman.
  • Mother: Bernice “Bunny”.
  • Siblings: Not Known.
  • Marital Status: Married.
  • Wife: Karen Fran Dukess.
  • Kids: Two.

Steve Liesman Salary and Net Worth

  • Salary: $600,000.
  • Net Worth: $5 Million.
  • Source of Income: Journalist, Senior Economics Reporter.

Steve Liesman Body Measurements

  • Body measurements: Not Available.
  • Breast Size: Not Available.
  • Waist Size: Not Available.
  • Hips Size: Not Available.
  • Shoe Size:  Not Available.
  • Dress Size: Not Available.
  • Eye Color: Black.
  • Hair Color: Dark Brown.
  • Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65 m).
  • Weight: 60 kg (132 pounds).
  • Hobbies: Traveling, Cooking, Fitness.
  • Interests: Reading.


Liesman was first a business reporter at the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and subsequently at the St. Petersburg Times. He repositioned to Moscow, Russia in August 1992 as founding business editor of The Moscow Times, the first English-language daily newspaper in Russia. He made the Moscow Times Index, the first stock index in Russia. Liesman entered The Wall Street Journal in the Moscow bureau in 1994 and was called Moscow bureau chief in August 1996.

Liesman repositioned to the New York bureau in May 1998 when he started covering the international oil and gas industry. He was named WSJ’s senior economics reporter in June 2000. In his time at the WSJ, he concentrated on the productivity process, macroeconomics, and the various problems of corporate earnings reporting. Liesman became a senior economics reporter at the WSJ, covering local and global economies, as well as corporate earnings and the Enron analysis scandal before entering CNBC in April 2002.

Awards and Recognition

  • Emmy Award-winning journalist for coverage of the U.S. financial crisis.
  • Pulitzer Prize winner (as part of a team) for reporting on economic struggles in Russia in the 1990s.
  • Respected commentator on the U.S. and global economies, Federal Reserve policy, and economic indicators.
  • Created the Moscow Times Index, the first stock index in Russia.

Steve Liesman Grateful Dead

In complement to his responsibilities as CNBC’s senior economics reporter, Liesman is an amateur guitarist and plays frequently in a Grateful Dead cover band. He furthermore hosted the pay-per-view broadcast of the band’s three “Fare Thee Well” shows in Chicago in July.


Liesman’s work has inspired countless other journalists to follow in his footsteps. He has shown them that it is possible to be a successful journalist while also maintaining their integrity and compassion. 

Steve Liesman Social Media Contacts

Liesman is active on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter, where he shares content, updates about his projects, and engages with his audience. His online presence has helped him connect with a wider audience and showcase his talent. To avoid missing any updates about Steve follow his official social media accounts.
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