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Ali Velshi

Global and Economic Affairs Journalist

Innovation in media requires principle, integrity, curiosity and determination – all characteristics that are hallmarks of Ali Velshi’s distinguished journalism career. In 2013, the former CNN Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of Your Money and co-host of CNN International’s World Business Today made the bold move to Al Jazeera, helping launch the network in America. He was most recently host of Ali Velshi on Target, a primetime news and business show that spoke truth to power through debate, interviews and on-the-ground reporting. As established media outlets are transformed by new platforms and consumption habits, and traditional centers of media influence migrate, Ali is uniquely positioned to parse it.