CNN correspondent O’Leary joins Marketplace

By Ben Mook

A day after a shakeup of senior management at Marketplace, American Public Media announced that CNN’s Lizzie O’Leary would be joining the public radio business and economics show as host/correspondent.

O’Leary will serve as the primary fill-in host for all the Marketplace programs. When not hosting, O’Leary will cover topics related to the intersection of “politics, policy and Wall Street,” APM said in its announcement.  Prior to joining Marketplace, O’Leary was the aviation and regulation correspondent at CNN.

“As a longtime listener, I’m absolutely delighted to join Marketplace,” O’Leary said, in a statement. “Marketplace tells sharp, engaging stories about business and economics the best possible way: by making them about people. I’m thrilled to be part of the team that tells those stories.”

On Monday, J.J. Yore, a veteran producer and co-creator of Marketplace, was one of three senior executives let go in an organizational restructuring of the Minnesota-based company. APM also eliminated positions of Mary Pat Ladner, v.p. of marketing, and Kathy Golbuff, v.p. of underwriting. An APM spokesperson described the restructuring as a move to eliminate layers of management and organize the company around an “Audiences First” strategy.

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