American Public Media announced that personal finance expert Carmen Wong Ulrich will be the new host of “Marketplace Money,” its weekend personal finance program.
Ulrich will begin with programs airing the weekend of Nov. 2. She replaces Tess Vigeland, who left in November 2012. Since that time, the show has used guest hosts.
Ulrich will be the signature voice of Marketplace’s personal finance coverage across all Marketplace programs and online at Marketplace.org. She will host the weekend Marketplace Money show, blog at MarketplaceMoney.org and appear on the daily Marketplace and Marketplace Morning Report shows.
“Carmen brings a broad and deep knowledge of personal finance to the Marketplace portfolio,” said Marketplace vice president and executive producer Deborah Clark in a statement. “She’s really the whole package – personal finance smarts and expertise and an engaging broadcast personality—and will fit seamlessly into the Marketplace sensibility of being able to translate complex issues into relatable stories. Listeners will benefit greatly from her background. She can go beyond explaining how to make smart healthcare or investment choices to a deeper understanding of the direct impact of public policy and the market’s ebbs and flows.”
Ulrich has co-owned an all-female financial planning firm and hosted her own personal finance television show, CNBC’s “On the Money.” She appears frequently as a personal finance expert on numerous national network and cable outlets, including on NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “The View,” and a variety of shows on CNN, MSNBC and CBS.
Ulrich is the author of “Generation Debt: Take Control of Your Money,” lauded as a must-read for the under-40 set by The Wall Street Journal. and “The Real Cost of Living,” which explores the psychological costs and benefits of financial choices.
A former editor at Money magazine, Ulrich currently writes for The New York Times and pens a monthly advice column for Good Housekeeping.
“I’m thrilled to sit back in the host chair for Marketplace Money,” said Ulrich. “Connecting with listeners, readers and viewers is paramount in keeping personal finance personal and Marketplace has an engaged, responsive audience like no other. I can’t wait to meet them.”