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Marketplace Money
Marketplace Money
Weekly reports on the economy, financial advice
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Marketplace Money—The money show for the rest of us.


Marketplace Money, hosted by Tess Vigeland, brings Marketplace's expertise in business and economic coverage home to your weekend listeners. With a focus on personal finance and a legacy of smart topics, expert advice, and current information, Marketplace Money will help your listeners tackle subjects like college tuition and car leases. Marketplace Money will also address the individual impact of a national financial story, such as the mutual fund scandal—and it will plumb the more elusive subjects—such as the myriad of ways money affects everyone, not just financially, but emotionally.


  • Reported Features
  • Listener Questions
  • Interviews


Marketplace Money is carried on over 200 stations across the country. The program's weekly audience is 570,300.

The Marketplace Money Team

The award-winning Marketplace Money team combines financial expertise with news know-how and personality-to-boot. It's a combination that will keep your listeners tuning in.

Tess Vigeland, host
A graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., Vigeland is a familiar voice to Marketplace and Marketplace Money listeners. She is a longtime public radio veteran, both as a reporter and host. Vigeland served as host of Marketplace Morning Report for three and a half years and as substitute host on Marketplace. Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Vigeland reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting radio and television in Portland and at WBUR radio in Boston. She has covered numerous national and international stories, including the Northern Ireland peace talks in Belfast, the New England mob trials and the separate but tandem scandals around former U.S. Senator Bob Packwood and figure skater Tonya Harding. Vigeland has earned numerous awards in her reporting career, including five Associated Press awards and three from the Society of Professional Journalists. For her coverage of the Packwood scandal, she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award.

Chris Farrell, economics editor and personal finance expert
Chris brings more than 25 years of experience in economics and personal finance journalism to Marketplace Money. In addition to his central role on the show, Chris serves as the personal finance expert on Marketplace Morning Report. He's also contributing editor at Business Week magazine. He hosts public television's personal finance program Right on the Money and is the author of the show's companion book Right on the Money: Taking Control of Your Personal Finances. Chris' newest book, Deflation: What Happens When Prices Fall, was recently released. He's also a journalist with Marketplace Money, Minnesota Public Radio's award-winning documentary unit. Chris is a graduate of Stanford and The London School of Economics.


Marketplace Money won the 1996 Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism/Strong Fund Award for the Best Broadcast Feature or Broadcast Series Useful to Investors.

Source: Audience estimates are copyright Arbitron Nationwide Data, 2-survey average Fall 2006/Spring 2007.