Poppy Harlow

CNN Newsroom Anchor & CNN Correspondent

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Poppy Harlow brings her segment “American Opportunity” to the stage in a captivating lecture about social issues such as income equality across race, gender and economic class. She tells stories from behind the scenes on her interviews with the world’s top CEOs and disruption in business.

In a separate college program, Poppy discusses with students her story of becoming a journalist. Previously set on being a lawyer, she received straight As but did not get accepted to her top law schools choices.  But that was a blessing in disguise – as she would soon find out.  She had worked in news while in college and quickly moved up the ranks, being hired on-air at CNN at age 25. She will host a workshop with students to develop their reporting, interviewing, and on-camera skills.

Poppy also brings her extensive interview experience to the stage as a moderator, having facilitated panels that include The World Economic Forum, the Microsoft CEO Summit, and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit.

About Poppy Harlow

Poppy Harlow is an Emmy nominated journalist and the anchor of CNN Newsroom Weekend, which airs Saturdays and Sundays. Based in New York City, Poppy Harlow is also a correspondent for CNN covering breaking news, as well as reporting features and investigative stories. Harlow covers major international business events including the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Annual meeting, and Fortune’s Brainstorm Summits. She has interviewed the heads of the world’s largest banks, Warren Buffett, Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, Jay-Z, and countless other luminaries. She also focuses her reporting on women leaders in business for CNN International’s Leading Women series.

Harlow’s reporting has won numerous industry awards, including the Gracie Award for Best online investigative feature on financial fraud, and SABEW’s Best in Business award for online video. She was nominated for an Emmy in 2015 for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting.

Speech Topics

  • American Opportunity with Poppy Harlow
  • Balancing Motherhood and Career
  • Journalism: Lessons from the Field with Poppy Harlow
  • Panel Moderating with Poppy Harlow
  • The Face of New Business with Poppy Harlow

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