Anchors & Reporters
Lizzie O'Leary

Lizzie O’Leary is CNN’s aviation and regulation correspondent, based in Washington, DC. O’Leary reports on all facets of U.S. transportation, including air, rail and maritime, in addition to covering the many agencies in Washington that have a daily impact on the lives of Americans.

Prior to joining CNN, O’Leary was a D.C.-based correspondent for Bloomberg Television, where she covered politics and economic policy. In that role, she led coverage of the Gulf Coast oil disaster and reported on the global credit crisis, the housing market and the government’s financial rescue package. In 2010, she interviewed U.S. Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner during a trip to Mumbai, India. She was also first to break the news that major American automaker Chrysler would file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

Previously, O’Leary was producer and reporter for National Public Radio. She got her start in journalism at ABC News, where she was a member of the Peabody Award-winning team that covered the terror attacks of September 11th.

O’Leary earned her master’s degree with honors from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from Williams College.

 

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