Big announcement today! We’re honored to share that journalist and radio host Tess Vigeland will be delivering a keynote talk at #FinCon15 happening this Sept. 17-20 in Charlotte.
With her experience as a journalist in personal finance delivering high-quality, narrative-style audio content, and her advice for those wanting to make a change in their career paths, we think she’s the perfect fit to share her thoughts from the FinCon main stage.
Some of you may remember Tess was actually at FinCon11 to cover the event for Marketplace Money (listen to that show from 2011). Tess has been busy since that time, transitioning in her career, doing an awesome talk at World Domination Summit in 2013, and now writing a book about her career transition.
Join us in welcoming Tess back to FinCon!
Tess Vigeland Bio
Tess Vigeland is a veteran journalist, and a well-known voice to millions of American radio listeners.
She is the CEO of Tess Vigeland Productions, a Los Angeles-based multi-media company.
Her first book, “Leap Without A Net: Leaving A Job With No Plan B,” is due out from Random House in August 2015.
When she’s not locked away writing, Tess can be heard as a backup anchor for NPR’s All Things Considered, as well as KCRW’s To The Point and KPCC’s Take Two. She also serves as a professional emcee, speaker, panel moderator, and interviewer for conferences and other events. She has also written for The New York Times and The Guardian, among numerous other publications.
Until November 2012, Tess was the host of Marketplace Money, a nationally-broadcast, weekly personal finance show. She and her guests took calls from listeners to answer their most vexing money management questions, and helped explain the latest business and financial news. Tess traveled the country for live stage shows of Marketplace and Marketplace Money. She was the recipient of the inaugural Excellence in Personal Finance Reporting Award from the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Endowment for Financial Education.
Tess joined Marketplace in September 2001, as a host of the overnight series of newscasts called the Marketplace Morning Report. She began hosting Marketplace Money in 2006, and also served as the primary back-up host for Marketplace.
Prior to joining the team at Marketplace, Tess reported and anchored for Oregon Public Broadcasting in Portland, where she received a Corporation for Public Broadcasting Silver Award for her coverage of the political scandal involving Senator Bob Packwood (R-Ore.). She co-hosted the weekly public affairs program Seven Days on OPB television. Tess next served as a reporter and backup anchor at WBUR radio in Boston, where she also spent two years as a sports reporter for NPR’s Only a Game.
For her outstanding achievements in journalism, Vigeland has earned numerous awards from the Associated Press and Society of Professional Journalists. She has a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also served as the voice of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses digital program guide for the 125th Rose Parade®.
Tess is an avid gardener, classical pianist, and world traveler, and is currently attempting to learn photography. She is a native of the Pacific Northwest, and now resides in Los Angeles.