Tess Vigeland leaving 'Marketplace Money'

tess-vigeland-fountain.jpgThe host of Marketplace Money since 2006 will step down in November, America Public Media announced today. There was no successor named. She will continue as a contributor. I don't know what it's about, but they're all saying nice things.

“From my days as a cub reporter in the early '90s, I knew I wanted to someday work at Marketplace. Any show that had that much fun on the air had to be a great place to do the news (not to mention “The Numbers”),” said Vigeland. “I got my wish, and the last decade-plus has been extraordinary. I arrived two weeks after 9/11, and have since shared a journey with our audience through war, economic boom and bust, corporate scandals, stock market mayhem, and the Great Recession. Even through all that, we still did manage to have fun. It’s been an honor, and I will miss our listeners more than I can express.” “One of the many great things about working with Tess has been her unflagging desire to challenge herself – and by extension, the show – to do new things. Whether it was a live show in Portland, Oregon on kids and money or hosting one of our specials from a car; that ambition has been infectious and fun. And it will be great to have her continued contributions to the shows, as she moves forward into the next chapter of her career,” said Executive Producer Deborah Clark.

Photo: Vigeland in the fountain at Grand Park

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