Award-winning journalist and longtime business TV anchor Susie Gharib is a Senior Special Correspondent for Fortune where she conducts a series of video interviews with some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders for Fortune.com covering news topics as well as leadership lessons. Gharib is also a contributor to “Nightly Business Report” on PBS-TV as well as CNBC.
Previously, Gharib spent more than 16 years as the Co-Anchor of “Nightly Business Report” (NBR), the longest-running business news public television program.
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, Ford’s Mark Fields, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, Xerox’s Ursula Burns, 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.
Gharib joined NBR in 1998 after a distinguished 20-year career working at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, and WABC-TV/ New York. 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.
In 2013, Gharib received the prestigious Elliot V. Bell Award from the New York Financial Writers’ Association for significant contribution to financial journalism. Gharib is the recipient of a 2013 Gracie Allen Award for NBR’s profile of Harvard University’s first female president Drew Gilpin Faust. Gharib has also won the Fulbright Award in 2012 for furthering global business understanding, a 2001 Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program and the “Front Page Award” from the Newswoman’s Club of New York in both 2007 and 2002.
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.