Elizabeth MacDonald

Elizabeth MacDonald

Elizabeth MacDonald joined FOX Business Network as stocks editor in September 2007. MacDonald is also the author of “Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe” (Franciscan Media, June 2014).

Prior to joining FBN, MacDonald was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where she covered stock market and earnings news and created "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" annual list. 

Before Forbes, MacDonald covered stock market, earnings and accounting abuses for The Wall Street Journal's Money & Investing section, with front page stories and Heard on the Street columns. MacDonald was one of the first journalists in the country to sound the alarm about the coming wave of accounting scandals in the mid-nineties, and also broke stories on Scientology's secret settlement with the IRS and the Kennedys' use of the IRS to target political enemies.

Prior to that, MacDonald was a financial editor for Worth magazine and covered the IRS and taxes for Money Magazine. MacDonald reported an award-winning investigative series on IRS abuses that led to improved taxpayer rights and reforms at the agency. 

MacDonald has received 14 awards, including the Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism (and won a nomination in an ensuing year); the Society of Professional Journalists' Award for Outstanding Public Service reporting; and the Newswomen's Club of New York Front Page Award for Excellence in Investigative Journalism.

MacDonald is a native of Rockville Centre, New York.

Latest from Elizabeth MacDonald

  • The Brexit Fix: Add the UK to NAFTA article

    The Brexit Fix: Add the UK to NAFTA

    Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan supports a free trade deal with the United Kingdom after it has separated from the European Union. This should indeed be a priority for the U.S.

  • A New Book That Will Make You Sound Smart article

    A New Book That Will Make You Sound Smart

    Book review: Ever feel like a fish out of water at an office cocktail party when discussing the economy, or when someone brings up the gold standard? Thanks to Imogen Lloyd Webber, there’s now a new book that will rescue you from such awkward situations.

  • New Legislation Would Let Vets Get Care Outside the VA article

    New Legislation Would Let Vets Get Care Outside the VA

    Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., the chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, on Tuesday introduced a new bill in the House to completely overhaul how the nation’s soldiers receive care from the Dept. of Veterans Affairs.

  • Attn Taxpayers: Post Office Workers Paid for Doing Nothing article

    Attn Taxpayers: Post Office Workers Paid for Doing Nothing

    Even though the U.S. Post Office has lost more than $50 billion in the last nine years, an odd deal cut between the U.S. Postal Service and its government union has resulted in millions of tax dollars spent on post office workers who get paid for doing nothing.

  • California and Florida Governors' Epic Fight Over the $15 Minimum Wage article

    California and Florida Governors' Epic Fight Over the $15 Minimum Wage

    Florida Governor Rick Scott has been trolling through high-tax and regulatory states to steal businesses, and he’s been in California making the case for why they should move to low-tax, business friendly Florida, arguing that when California’s new $15 minimum wage finally kicks in by 2022, it will kill their companies and create big job losses.

  • Goldman Sachs: Stock Buybacks to Rescue the Stock Market article

    Goldman Sachs: Stock Buybacks to Rescue the Stock Market

    Fears are growing that the U.S. is on the cusp of a recession, and that's is why stock buybacks have never been more in focus, with 2016 now on pace to be one of the fastest starts on record for share repurchases.