A year ago the financial world was in freefall, in the midst of a global economic meltdown that many feared was leading the world to the brink of another Depression. What was it like to be in the middle of it all, reporting every day to the world from Wall Street – and trying to make sense of a complex crisis no one could see the end of?
Twenty-four next generation students got the inside story when they joined us to sit down in New York with CBS News Business Correspondent Alexis Christoforous and discuss the continuing fallout of the global financial crisis – and what it’s like to have millions of people look to you every day as a credible source of reliable information about the arcane world of Wall Street, and how the unfolding changes in our economy affect Main Street.
This Master Class was another installment in our series of conversations with economic and financial insiders on how this crisis is still affecting – and transforming – entire industries, regions and nations.
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Alexis Christoforous is a CBS News anchor and correspondent covering business and consumer news. Her reports are seen daily on over 200 CBS affiliate stations including WCBS in NY and KCBS in LA. She can also be heard on CBS Radio. She is a contributing correspondent for CBS’s The Early Show and CBS Evening News Weekend. She can also be seen as a fill-in anchor for WCBS-TV in New York.
Prior to her position at CBS, Ms. Christoforous was anchor for MarketWatch Weekend. Ms. Christoforous began her business news career at Bloomberg Television and Radio in 1994 where she anchored the PBS program Bloomberg Morning News and was Bloomberg’s first reporter to report live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Ms. Christoforous has covered the stock market bull run of the early 1990s and the subsequent internet bubble burst of 2000, the economic impact of the 9/11 attacks, the wave of Wall Street scandals including Enron and WorldCom and most recently, the 2008-2009 recession.
A native New Yorker, Ms. Christoforous is a graduate of Performing Arts High School where she studied theatre. She went on to graduate cum laude from New York University with a degree in English and Journalism.