Marketplace Names Betsy Streisand Washington Bureau Chief

She'll be making the move back to Washington

Marketplace has a new Washington bureau chief in Betsy Streisand, who moves into the role, and the district, after serving as Marketplace’s senior editor of the wealth and poverty desk.

Streisand has been with Marketplace since 2007, when she joined as senior editor. Prior to Marketplace, she had spent more than two decades at U.S. News and World Report, serving in roles that included assistant managing editor and West Coast-based senior reporter. Before coming to U.S. News and World Report, she had been at USA Today, joining as a researcher a month before the publication launched and later taking on a role as a reporter for the Money section.

“Betsy will bring great leadership as Washington Bureau Chief, providing a distinctive lens on how Marketplace covers Washington,” said Marketplace senior vice president and general manager Deborah Clark in a statement. “It’s fantastic to have her and her fierce commitment to high-quality journalism in the seat at such a crucial time for our coverage.”

Streisand takes over for Deidre Depke, who served in the role temporarily after former Washington bureau chief Andrea Seabrook left earlier this year to join digital startup Countable as managing editor. Depke now returns to her position as Marketplace senior editor and New York bureau chief.