Ali Velshi, author and CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent

velshi_aliAli Velshi is CNN’s chief business correspondent and host of Your $$$$$, CNN’s weekend business roundtable program, as well as a regular contributor and anchor for Issue #1, the network’s in-depth coverage initiative on the single issue that matters most to CNN’s audience.

Velshi also hosts The Ali Velshi Show, a weekly call-in radio program on both CNN Radio and Live and fields viewer calls three times a week for the “Help Line” segment for HLN. Online users can also listen to Velshi’s podcast, “The Ali V Podcast,” available at and on iTunes.

Based in New York, Velshi has covered the U.S. government’s bailout plan; the financial collapses of Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, AIG and Lehman Brothers;


In 1996, Velshi was awarded a fellowship to the U.S. Congress by the American Political Sciences Association, and worked with now-retired U.S. Rep. Lee Hamilton, (D-Ind.)

Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, Velshi graduated from Queens University in Canada with a degree in religion. Velshi’s first book, Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis, was released in January 2009.

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