Christine Romans
Christine Romans
Host of CNN’s weekly business show Your Money
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 Christine Romans is the host of Your Money, CNN’s Saturday and Sunday business program. In addition, Romans reports on the economy, politics and international business for CNN’s morning shows. Her reporting is also regularly featured on CNN International. She is the author of two books: How to Speak Money (Wiley 2011) and Smart is the New Rich (Wiley 2010).

Romans’ coverage focuses on the latest breaking developments in the current economic crises and what they mean to Americans and their money. She is known for her “Romans’ Numeral” segment where she deconstructs complex stories and explains what they mean for the viewer. When President Obama talks about the economic crisis and the road ahead, CNN relies on Christine Romans for her perspective and instant analysis of the administration’s efforts to rescue the American economy. Reporting on, among other issues, the bank crisis, the AIG bailout, the intricacies of the derivative markets, and the economic stimulus and its effect on American wallets, Romans brings an award-winning career in business reporting.

Previously, Romans served as a correspondent for Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight. In her various roles, she has extensively covered immigration reform, substance abuse, homeland security, American foreign policy with China and Latin America and education. Her series of reports Living Dangerously illustrated the risks and precautions for the nearly 30 percent of America’s population living in the path of an Atlantic-coast hurricane. In Deadly Hospitals, she examined how hospitals spread dangerous infections and what patients can do to protect themselves. She has investigated the collapse of Enron, WorldCom and numerous other corporate scams and has reported on corruption from the point of view of the investor.

She received an Emmy Award in 2004 for her work on Exporting America, a Lou Dobbs Tonight investigation into the impact of globalization on US workers. Romans was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its Hurricane Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. The National Foundation for Women Legislators has honored her with its media excellence award for business reporting and the Greenlee School of Journalism named her the 2009 James W. Schwartz award recipient.

Prior to joining CNN, she reported for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News in the futures trading pits of Chicago.

Romans is a graduate of Iowa State University

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