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Ali Velshi is an anchor and business correspondent for NBC News and MSNBC. He has covered a broad range of breaking news events and global affairs throughout his career, including US presidential elections, ISIL and the Syrian refugee crisis, the Iran nuclear deal from Tehran, the tensions between Russia and NATO from Eastern Europe and the High Arctic, the debt crisis in Greece, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, and the global financial crisis.
Before joining NBC News and MSNBC, he hosted Ali Velshi On Target, a nightly primetime show on Al Jazeera America. Before that, he was CNN’s chief business correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s World Business Today, host of CNN’s weekly business roundtable Your Money, and cohost of CNN’s American Morning.
An award-winning journalist, Mr. Velshi was honored with a National Headliner Award for Business and Consumer Reporting for “How the Wheels Came Off,” a special on the near collapse of the American auto industry. His work on disabled workers and Chicago’s red-light camera scandal in 2016 earned him two News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations, adding to a nomination in 2010 for his terrorism coverage. Additionally, he has taken his economic analysis to Oprah, The View, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Mr. Velshi 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).
He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Active in the community, he serves on the board of trustees of the Chicago History Museum and volunteers with New York’s Center for Urban Community Services homeless outreach program. Born in Kenya and raised in Canada, Mr. Velshi graduated from Queen’s University in Canada, which awarded him an honorary doctorate of laws in 2016.