Vigeland will continue as a contributor to "Marketplace"
Fans of "Marketplace Money" will have to get used to a new voice guiding them through the tangle of financial news.
Tess Vigeland will step down as host of the show at the end of November, American Public Media (APM), which funds the program, said Friday.
Vigeland isn't cutting her ties entirely, however. She will continue to have a role as a contributor to "Marketplace."
Vigeland became host of Marketplace Money in 2006 and from her perch reported over the years on the financial crisis, President Obama's stimulus program and the effects of the biggest economic downturn since the Depression on listeners' pocketbooks and wallets.
“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," Vigeland said in a statement. "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.”
Since she took over the weekly program, APM reports that the show’s audience has grown by almost 40 percent.
Vigeland joined Marketplace as a host of the "Marketplace Morning Report." She delivered the latest in business and economic news for nearly four years before returning briefly to reporting and producing. Vigeland also is back-up host for Kai Ryssdal on "Marketplace".
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