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Ali Velshi

CNN Chief Business Correspondent

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 Ali Velshi Biography

As CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, the anchor for CNN Newsroom and host of Your $$$$$ (CNN’s weekend business roundtable program), Ali Velshi brings an innovative and hopeful approach to finance in the twenty-first century. He is also 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.

Online users can also listen to Velshi’s podcast, The Ali V Podcast, available at www.CNN.com/podcasting 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; and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, reporting on the impact of the storms on oil refineries. He covered the Enron story at every step since it hit the national spotlight in 2001, including the guilty verdicts of Enron Corp.’s founder Kenneth Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling on conspiracy and fraud charges. He reported live from Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., as the company announced the layoff of 30,000 workers. He was reporting live from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico amid evacuation calls for Hurricane Katrina.

A veteran of financial news, Velshi recently hosted The Turnaround, CNN’s small business improvement show. The Turnaround traveled across America, introducing troubled small business owners to high-profile mentors and then helped them develop a plan for success.

Before The Turnaround, Velshi was an anchor with CNNfn, where he hosted various interactive shows, including Your Money, Business Unusual, Insights, Street Sweep and The Money Gang. Before joining CNNfn in 2001, he hosted The Business News, Canada’s first and only prime-time business news hour, airing nightly on Report on Business Television.

Earlier in his career, Velshi worked as a business anchor for Cable Pulse 24 and sister station, CITY TV, and as a reporter for CFTO-TV, Canada’s most watched local television station.

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 recently released a book, Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis to rave reviews.

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How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

How to Speak Money: The Language and Knowledge You Need Now

Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis

Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis

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Ali Velshi

CNN Chief Business Correspondent

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Ali Velshi Biography

As CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, the anchor for CNN Newsroom and host of Your $$$$$ (CNN’s weekend business roundtable program), Ali Velshi brings an innovative and hopeful approach to finance in the twenty-first century. He is also 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.

Online users can also listen to Velshi’s podcast, The Ali V Podcast, available at www.CNN.com/podcasting 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; and Hurricanes Gustav and Ike, reporting on the impact of the storms on oil refineries. He covered the Enron story at every step since it hit the national spotlight in 2001, including the guilty verdicts of Enron Corp.’s founder Kenneth Lay and former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling on conspiracy and fraud charges. He reported live from Ford headquarters in Dearborn, Mich., as the company announced the layoff of 30,000 workers. He was reporting live from an oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico amid evacuation calls for Hurricane Katrina.

A veteran of financial news, Velshi recently hosted The Turnaround, CNN’s small business improvement show. The Turnaround traveled across America, introducing troubled small business owners to high-profile mentors and then helped them develop a plan for success.

Before The Turnaround, Velshi was an anchor with CNNfn, where he hosted various interactive shows, including Your Money, Business Unusual, Insights, Street Sweep and The Money Gang. Before joining CNNfn in 2001, he hosted The Business News, Canada’s first and only prime-time business news hour, airing nightly on Report on Business Television.

Earlier in his career, Velshi worked as a business anchor for Cable Pulse 24 and sister station, CITY TV, and as a reporter for CFTO-TV, Canada’s most watched local television station.

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 recently released a book, Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis to rave reviews.

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  • How to book Ali Velshi?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Ali Velshi for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Ali Velshi, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Ali Velshi or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Ali Velshi?

    Booking fees for Ali Velshi, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Ali Velshi, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Ali Velshi?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Ali Velshi for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Ali Velshi for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Ali Velshi or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Ali Velshi or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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