As the award-winning anchor of PBS’ “Nightly Business Report”–television’s most-viewed daily business-news program–Susie Gharib is one of the nation’s leading business journalists. Her straight-shooting, no-nonsense interview style is reported to attract a nightly audience of nearly 1 million viewers.
“We don’t get caught up in the noise and clamor of the day….just the facts.”
Gharib’s weeknight broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange focus on the economy and the financial markets, and she is renowned for her incisive interviews of this generation’s leading corporate power brokers: Microsoft’s Bill Gates, ExxonMobil’s Rex Tillerson, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, General Motors’ Rick Waggoner, Dell’s Michael Dell and Goldman Sachs CEO-turned-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson. In addition, Gharib has been welcomed into the White House to interview two sitting U.S. presidents, President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.
“I’m not blinded by prestige and celebrity status; I still ask the tough questions.”
Exuding the same poise and confidence so familiar to her estimated 2.6 million unduplicated weekly viewers, Gharib provides an intelligent and informative presentation covering everything from Wall Street and the economy, to behind-the-scenes storytelling of her on-the-set interaction with the world’s business royalty.
“Someone should be the Barbara Walters of the business world.”
With two-plus decades at the forefront of the high-stakes marketplace, Gharib also shares her thoughts on the changing roles of women in the business world, including the challenges of balancing a career, marriage and motherhood.
“You have to love what you’re doing.”
AT A GLANCE: Susie Gharib is a magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University and earned her master’s degree in international affairs at Columbia University. Her resume includes stints with many of America’s most prestigious media organizations, including NBC, ESPN, CNBC and WABC-New York. Gharib launched her print career with Fortune magazine and also has graced the pages of Newsweek, the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the Associated Press. She is the recipient of both the 2001 Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program and the 2002 Front Page Award from the Newswoman’s Club of New York.
A native New Yorker, Gharib grew up in Cleveland and is an avid figure skater.