Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi
Global Affairs & Economics Journalist
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Ali Velshi was most recently the host of “Ali Velshi On Target” a nightly prime-time show on Al Jazeera America with debates, interviews, and on-the-ground reporting. He has reported from the US presidential campaign trail and from Turkey on ISIL and the Syrian refugee crisis, from Tehran on the days leading up to the nuclear deal, and on the debt crisis in Greece.

He was previously at CNN, where he was chief business correspondent, anchor of “World Business Today,” host of the weekly business roundtable “Your Money,” and cohost of “American Morning.”

In 2010 Mr. Velshi received a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for “How the Wheels Came Off,” on the near collapse of the American auto industry. During the global financial crisis, he appeared on a number of national TV shows to explain the causes of the meltdown in plain terms. He is the author of Gimme My Money Back (Sterling and Ross, 2008) and coauthor with CNN’s Christine Romans of How to Speak Money (Wiley, 2010).

Born in Kenya and raised in Canada, Mr. Velshi graduated from Queen’s University in Ontario with a degree in religion. He serves on the boards of trustees of the X-Prize Foundation, Seeds of Peace, and Chicago History Museum, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

 

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