Susan Lisovicz has worked at major cable news networks as a premier financial reporter, covering business stories as far flung as diamond mining in South Africa, micro lending in Bangladesh and the African trade bill. She is best known for her frequent reports from Wall Street, which spanned the dot.com boom to 9/11 to the biggest financial crisis since the Great Depression.
Since leaving day-to-day reporting, Lisovicz balances her time between teaching, consulting and special events that draw upon skills honed at some of the world’s great news organizations. She is currently Reynolds Fellow/Visiting Business Journalism Professor at Arizona State University's Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Previously, she taught at CUNY’s Graduate School of Journalism and William Paterson University. She emceed the National Economics Challenge at Lincoln Center. She led 15 students from William Paterson to Omaha for a two-hour Q&A followed by lunch with Warren Buffett. She has hosted a series of web interviews with Aegis Capital Chief Investment Officer Stanley Crouch. She served as emcee for the UPS Executive Retreat in Palm Beach with Condoleezza Rice as the keynote speaker. She is a media consultant for Brown-Forman, where she has trained the CFO and other top executives.
Lisovicz was pictured on the cover of Businessweek for a story titled, “What the Market is Telling Us.” She has interviewed many of the world’s most influential executives, including Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Barry Diller and Sumner Redstone. She anchored several specials at CNN, including the Top 25 most influential business executives over the last 25 years.
Lisovicz’s most popular story is the first person account she told on the 65th anniversary of D-Day about her Uncle Lenny, a lieutenant on Omaha Beach on the day of the invasion. Her uncle, who was awarded the prestigious Silver Star, put on his U.S. Army First Infantry Division uniform and spoke about that battle at length for the first time. Her uncle was buried at Arlington National Cemetery in October with full military honors.
Prior to CNN, Lisovicz spent six years as a correspondent at CNBC, where she covered some of the biggest deals of the time, including the AOL merger with Time Warner.
Additionally, Lisovicz worked as an anchor for Headline News (HLN) and traveled all over the country as a general assignment reporter for CNN. She worked for The Associated Press in New York City and Albany, NY. Her many enterprise stories included a rare byline in the Washington Post. She has also written for WABC-TV. Her first professional on-air job, while in college, was as a news anchor at WOBM-FM in Toms River, N.J.
Lisovicz is a former president of the New York Financial Writers Association and has served on its board of governors. She was selected as a RIAS fellow with study in Germany, the Czech Republic and Belgium in the fall of 2010. In the spring she traveled to Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan as an Asian Pacific Fellow. During that trip, she interviewed President Ma Ying-jeou of Taiwan in the presidential palace. Lisovicz was a Jefferson Fellow in 2001. That fellowship included study in China, Japan and Vietnam.
Lisovicz took unpaid leave to do volunteer work at a hospital in Bangladesh and has donated four weeks vacation time to serve as a volunteer counselor with Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, a free camp for children with life-threatening health issues. She is on the executive board of the YMCA and a volunteer at Our Lady of Grace Church, both in Hoboken, N.J.
Lisovicz graduated from William Paterson, with study abroad at Trinity and All Saints College in Horsforth, England. She received the President’s Medal from William Paterson in 1999.