Elizabeth MacDonald is the host of FOX Business Network’s (FBN) The Evening Edit with Elizabeth MacDonald (weekdays 6-7PM/ET.) MacDonald joined the network as stocks editor in September 2007.
Prior to joining FBN, MacDonald was a senior editor at Forbes Magazine, where she covered the IRS, corporate accounting scandals, Washington, D.C., and created "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women" annual list.
Before Forbes, MacDonald covered corporate accounting scandals, the IRS, taxes and Washington, D.C. for The Wall Street Journal, with front page stories, Heard on the Street columns, and editorials. MacDonald was one of the first journalists in the country to sound the alarm in the mid-nineties about the coming wave of accounting scandals. MacDonald also broke stories detailing the Church of Scientology's secret settlement with the IRS and the Kennedys' use of the IRS to target and audit political enemies and thousands of groups and individuals, including Fair Play for Cuba, which was connected to assassin Lee Harvey Oswald, as well as allegations of political audits under the Clinton Administration.
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 IRS. Her IRS coverage led MacDonald to be called in twice to testify before Congress about IRS reforms and taxpayer rights.
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 also the author of the book and play “Skirting Heresy: The Life and Times of Margery Kempe” (Franciscan Media, June 2014).
MacDonald is a native of Rockville Centre, New York.