Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi is an esteemed Canadian journalist and a television hosts who was born in the year 1969 on 29th October. He was born at Nairobi in Kenya and he is basically a Nairobian but brought-up at Toronto in Ontario.

Personal Life

Murad Velshi was his father, who is the only Canadian with Indian Origin being chosen to the Ontario Legislative Assembly. His mom Mila was raised in South Africa. Ali did his graduation in religious studies at Queen’s University in Kingston at Ontario during the year 1994. While studying at the Queen’s university, Ali covered many news against the Preston Manning and the Canada’s Reform Party. During the year 2010, Velshi won the prestigious Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award. In his early days, Velshi joined the Northern Secondary School and did his schoolings there.

Ali Velshi got married one time when he was in 20’s, however the marriage life dint last longer. He divorced his first wife and remarried Lori Wachs in the year 2009. Lori was born in New York and she works as a hedge fund manager. She was also the president of Cros Ledge Investments which is a Philadelphia based company. Ali met her in a show, where Lori appeared as the Guest.


During the year 1996, Ali was given an association responsibility to the United States congress from American Political Science Association. At this point, Ali teamed-up with Lee H. Hamilton – a democratic representative hailing from Indiana. Ali is a popular figure in the CNN network. He served as the Chief Business Correspondent of CNN Network and also served as an anchor of Your Money airing in CNN Network. He also shared the screen in a CNN’s International business show called World Business Today. Presently, Ali teamed-up with Al Jazeera America, which is a new channel being commenced since 2013 August.

 Television career

 When he was in Toronto, Ali gave his successful venture as a professional reporter and he was appointed as the General Assignment reporter at CFTO. With his efforts and hard work, Ali was promoted as the business reporter and also he hosted many programs including CablePulse 24. During the year 1999, Ali teamed-up with Report on Business Television, which is not being called as BNN – Business News Network. This is one of the best and Canada’s popular all-business news channel. Ali got the opportunity to host The Business News which is the major news program discussing the business happenings around.

CNN Caree

Velshi migrated to the United States of America in the year 2001 September and he became a part of the news channel called CNNfn at the NY City. At this point, Ali got wonderful opportunities to anchor various programs such as Business Unusual, Insights, Your Money and many more. Besides this, he also worked as a co-anchor of a program called The Money Gang along with his mate Pat Kiernan prior when the network shut downed in the year 2004, December. He most preferably spent his time as a business anchor and also worked as a reported in CNN News Channel.

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Published : Oct 14 2013
Modified : Mar 27 2016