Ali Velshi Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, MSNBC, Net Worth, Salary

Ali Velshi Biography

Ali Velshi is an American Correspondent, Anchor/Reporter, and Host working at MSNBC and NBC News. He serves as the host of “Velshi” which airs on weekends from 8 am to 10 am on MSNBC. 

Ali Velshi Age

Velshi is 52 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 29, 1969, in Nairobi Kenya. He celebrates his birthday on the 29th of October every year.

Ali Velshi Height

Velshi stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches tall.

Ali Velshi Family

Velshi’s father is known as Murad Velshi while his mother is known as Mila. His parents owned a bakery in South Africa. He has not revealed any information regarding his siblings as he likes to keep his personal life private.

Ali Velshi Wife

Velshi has been divorced twice. He was first married in his early twenties but there is no information about his first marriage. Later in 2009, he got married for the second time to Lori Wachs a New York-born hedge fund manager. She was the president of Philedalfia-based cross-Ledge investments. together they were blessed with a daughter who he has not mentioned her name as he likes to keep his personal life private.

Ali Velshi Net Worth

Velshi has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his career as an anchor.

Ali Velshi
Ali Velshi

Ali Velshi Salary

Velshi earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.

Ali Velshi Education

In Kingston, Ontario he attended Queen’s University where he earned a degree in religious studies. He organized protests against Preston Manning and Canada’s Reform Party while he was at Queen’s. Later on, in 2011, he was awarded the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award. For his high school education, he attended Northern Secondary School where he was elected as the school president.

Ali Velshi Career

Velshi serves at NBC News and MSNBC as the host of “Velshi” which airs on weekends from 8 am to 10 am on MSNBC. In addition, he anchors “The Last Word” which airs on Fridays at 10 pm on MSNBC. Furthermore, he is a co-anchor with Stephanie Ruhle of Velshi & Ruhle on MSNBC and the senior economic and business correspondent for NBC News.

Before joining the NBC network, he was known for his work on CNN as he served as the anchor of CNN’s Your Money, co-host of CNN International’s weekday business show World Business Today, and the Chief Business Correspondent. Later on, in 2013, he joined Al Jazeera America where he anchored  Ali Velshi on Target till April 12, 2016, when the channel stopped operating. From then he joined MSNBC in the same year and has been serving in the station since then.

His career in journalism began at CFTO as a General Assignment reporter. Later on, he joined CablePulse 24 and its then sister station CityTV where he served as a General Assignment reporter. Furthermore, he joined Report on Business Television which is known as (BNN Bloomberg – Business News Network) where he anchored  The Business News, Canada’s first prime-time business news hour.

From the start, he co-anchored Velshi & Ruhle show alongside Stephanie Ruhle at 1 pm and in addition. he had a 3 pm program called MSNBC Live with Ali Velshi. Furthermore, he was appointed as a fill-in host of the Friday edition of The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. Later in December 2019, he was moved to the weekend morning with his own show called simply Velshi, a 2-hour solo act.

Ali Velshi Awards and Honors

Velshi was awarded the Queen’s University Alumni Achievement Award in 2010, which happens to be the highest award given to Queen’s University alumni. In addition, he received a National Headliner Award for Business & Consumer Reporting for his report for CNN’s “How the Wheels Came Off” about the near-collapse of the U.S. Auto Industry. Furthermore, he was nominated for an Emmy in 2010, for his report for CNN’s global breaking news coverage of an attempted terror attack on a Delta flight into Detroit on Christmas Day 2009. Later on in 2015, for his contributions to Al Jazeera, he was nominated for two more News & Documentary Emmy Awards. He gave a TEDx talk entitled “How Fake News Grows in a Post-Fact World.” in 2017.

Ali Velshi MSNBC

Velshi is working at MSNBC where he works alongside other famous MSNBC anchors and reporters including;

  1. Lawrence O’Donnell
  2. Kelly O’Donnell
  3. Kristen Welker
  4. Peter Alexander
  5. Kasie Hunt
  6. Monica Alba
  7. Carol Lee
  8. Garret Haake
  9. Savannah Guthrie
  10. Marrianna Sotomayor
  11. Mike Memoli
  12. Steve Patterson
  13. Morgan Radford
  14. Lester Holt
  15. Geoff Bennett
  16. Steve Schmidt
  17. Richard Lui
  18. Cynthia McFadden
  19. Kate Snow
  20. Jacob Soboroff
  21. Heldi Przybyla
  22. Josh Lederman
  23. Leigh Ann Caldwell
  24. Tamron Hall
  25. Jason Johnson
  26. Eugene Robinson
  27. Nicolle Wallace
  28. Chuck Todd
  29. Steve Kornack
  30. Rachel Maddow
  31. Yasmin Vossoughian
  32. Joshua Johnson
  33. Lindsey Reiser
  34. Alicia Menendez
  35. Chris Jansing
  36. Savannah Sellers
  37. Brian Williams
  38. Alex Witt
  39. Cori Coffin
  40. Kendis Gibson
  41. Ayman Mohyeldin
  42. Katy Tur
  43. Andrea Mitchell
  44. Craig Melvin
  45. Hallie Jackson
  46. Stephanie Ruhle

Ali Velshi Social Media Platforms

Velshi is active on his social media accounts and is often seen posting on his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. He has over 628k followers on Twitter, over 23k followers on Instagram, and over 135k followers on Facebook.

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