Facts of Ali Velshi
|Full Name:||Ali Velshi|
|Age:||54 years 4 months|
|Birth Date:||October 29,1968|
|Best Match for Marriage:||Capricorn, Cancer, Pisces|
|Father's Name:||Murad Velshi|
|Mother's Name:||Mila Velshi|
|Husband / Wife Name:||Lori Wachs|
|Profession:||Journalist and author|
|Education:||dDegree in religious studies|
|Height / How tall? :||5 feet 9 inches (1.75m)|
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Ali Velshi is a name associated with Canadian TV. He is a journalist and a senior business and economics correspondent for NBC News who is with them since October 2016.
Let us today take a sneak peek into the life and career of this anchor and correspondent!
Ali Velshi and his early life and childhood
Ali Velshi was born on 29 October 1969 in Nairobi, Kenya. He is 48 years old now and his parents are Murad Velshi who is a political figure in Canada and Mila who is originally from South Africa. Ali Velshi was raised in Toronto, Ontario. He has a Canadian nationality and Indian Gujarati ethnicity. He practices the Muslim religion.
He was a student of the Northern Secondary School in Toronto and was the school President during his time there. He studied at Queen’s University which is situated in Kingston in Ontario and earned a degree in religious studies from the same University in 1994.
He was actively involved in politics even when he was studying and had hit headlines when he protested against Preston Manning and the Canadian Reform Party.
After he left college, in 2010, he received the Queen’s University’s Alumni Achievement Award for his excellence in his career. He was also awarded an honorary degree in 2016 from the same University.
Ali Velshi and his career
He first joined as a general assignment reporter for CFTO. He then became a business reporter and a host for CablePulse 24. Later Ali joined the sister station City TV.
In 1999, Ali was with Report on Business Television whose name now has been changed to Business News Network or BNN. He was the host of Business News.
Ali Velshi and his career in the US
In 2001, Ali moved to the US. Here, he took up work with CNNfn and was based in New York City. He was the anchor of many shows such as Insights, Business Unusual, Your Money, Street Sweep, and the like.
Ali then joined the main CNN and used to do business reporting and anchoring of financial and business shows. He was with CNN’s program called Daybreak. He also was the host of the reality TV show called The Turnaround and for this, he needed to tour many parts of the US to interview owners of small businesses. From 2005 to 2006, Ali was assigned to take up the new show called The Situation Room. At the end of 2006, he joined American Morning in the capacity of a business correspondent and also co-anchored it in 2011.
Ali has done a lot of touring for his varied shows. He was also called as a guest on other shows such as Anderson Cooper 3600. He is an active participant in matters and any discussions related to Islam. He is a strong supporter of the construction of a mosque and Islamic Center in New York City. He used to host World Business Today on CNN.
In 2013, he joined Al Jazeera America and in 2016, he was with NBC News. He has launched books-one was released in 2009 and another in 2011. He also has other magazine writings to his credit. He has received several awards and accolades and is also involved with philanthropy. His net worth is $ 5 million.
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Ali Velshi and his married life
Ali was briefly married earlier in his life. He had a second marriage in 2009 and his new wife is Lori Wachs who is from New York and the hedge-fund manager. The couple met when she came as a guest on his show. They probably are childless but Lori has two children from her previous husband.
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Ali has a height of 5 feet and 9 inches and his other body parameters are unavailable. He is bald with brown eyes. He is active on social media with a good number of followers.
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