Susie Gharib

Fortune Anchor & Senior Special Correspondent

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Exuding the same poise and confidence so familiar to her millions of viewers, Gharib provides an intelligent and informative presentation covering everything from Wall Street and the economy to leadership lessons and behind-the-scenes storytelling of her on-the-set interactions with the world’s business royalty. 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.

About Susie Gharib

Award-winning journalist and longtime business TV anchor Susie Gharib is Anchor and Senior Special Correspondent for Fortune, where her video interviews cover news topics as well as leadership lessons with some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders for Gharib is also a contributor on PBS-TV’s Nightly Business Report—TV’s longest-running public business news program—where she spent more than 16 years as Co-Anchor.

Gharib is known for her no-nonsense interview style of Corporate America’s leading power brokers from Wall Street to Washington. Her interviews have included Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, General Motors’ Mary Barra, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan,Ford’s Mark Fields, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, FedEx’s Fred Smith and CVS Health’s Larry Merlo. She has interviewed former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and most of the Fed’s policymakers. Gharib has also been welcomed into the White House several times to interview President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush.

In 2001, Gharib received a Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program. In both 2002 and 2007, she was a recipient of the “Front Page Award” from the Newswoman’s Club of New York. She also won the 2012 Fulbright Award for furthering global business understanding. In 2013, Gharib received the prestigious Elliot V. Bell award from the New York Financial Writers Association for her significant contribution to financial journalism, as well her second Gracie Allen Award for NBR’s profile of Harvard University’s first female president Drew Gilpin Faust. In 2016, she was recognized with a third Gracie award for her Fortune series, “From the Corner Office,” where she interviewed female CEOs heading General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Mondelez International, and HSN-Home Shopping Network on leadership lessons.

Gharib has had a distinguished career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, and ABC. Gharib launched her career as a business journalist at Fortune magazine where she was a senior writer and associate editor. Her previous work includes reporter positions at Newsweek, Associated Press, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Gharib also earned her Master’s Degree in international affairs at Columbia University. She is on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, the Board of Advisors of Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs, and a member and former Trustee of the Economic Club of New York.

Speech Topics

  • Leadership Lessons: What it Takes to Be an Exceptional Leader From America's Top CEOs
  • The Questioning of America: On the Set with Business' Biggest Power Brokers
  • Women in the Workplace: Exploring the Advances and Chartering the Challenges of Today's Female Executive

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