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Susie Gharib NBR Contributor

Susie-GharibFortune Senior Special Correspondent
Nightly Business Report Contributor & CNBC Contributor

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 covering news topics as well as leadership lessons. Gharib is also a contributor to “Nightly Business Report” as well as CNBC.

Previously, Gharib spent 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 Microsoft’s Bill Gates, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, General Electric’s Jeff Immelt, Berkshire Hathaway’s Warren Buffett, J.P. Morgan’s Jamie Dimon, Ford’s Alan Mullaly, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, Xerox’s Ursula Burns and PIMCO’s Mohamed El-Erian. 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, ESPN, 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 Fullbright 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 of the Economic Club of New York.


Consumers are still cautious about spending… so says Terry Lundgren who as CEO of Macy’s has a keen sense of how consumers think. Lundgren says “there are signs of life” of why  consumers should be feeling better, noting a strong job market and falling gas prices. But he adds that until consumers have job security and higher paychecks, …


Susie Gharib sat down with CVS Health CEO Larry Merlo to discuss the company’s renewed commitment to keeping its customers healthy.


Xerox CEO Ursula Burns says the US economy is “stuck”. The way she describes it: “One step forward, a half step back.”

Susie at the gym

I am back at the gym! The cast is off, and even though I am wearing a big boot on my right foot and  still walking with crutches, I can do things like sit ups, pushups and lifting weights.  It feels wonderful to stretch and move again and I can I see my progress . …

The Fed can’t hike rates soon enough: Loews CEO

It’s countdown time to the important meeting of the Federal Reserve and investors are anxious about a change in interest rate policy. The big worry is that the central bank will speed up its timetable to hike rates earlier than expected. While stock market investors are spooked, Loews CEO James Tisch tells me he is …


We asked you to help me pick the color of my new cast and the results are in…


The bills are coming in. I spent one hour and fourteen minutes on the phone with Blue Cross Blue Shield the other morning.  It took that long for the BCBS representative to review the bills related to my foot surgery and to explain who’s paying what. We talked about “in network deductibles”, “in network out of …


As many of you may know from reading Susie’s blog, she is on medical leave to recover from her recent surgery. Susie’s right foot was operated on to correct the alignment, arch and to repair her tendons. Because of the surgery, Susie has had to retire her collection of heels, but she still has a …

Susie's knee walker

I have been training for a marathon. No, not the road race. I have been prepping for the medical recovery marathon after surgery on my right foot. And now one week since the surgery, I am so glad I went through that rigorous program of exercises. Back in February I was feeling a bit discouraged …


I am home from the hospital now. It’s really wonderful to be in a more serene environment for recovery. I am so happy to be finished with the chaos and hustle bustle of dealing with doctors, nurses and other hospital staff. But now the hard part begins. No, I’m not talking about the healing and …


Mission accomplished! The surgery on my right foot was a success. The operation came on the 45th anniversary (just a day after) Neil Armstrong stepped foot on the moon. So I felt confident that the universe was with me as I was taking my own giant step. I am getting excellent medical care. From the …


It’s going to be a long time—a very long time—before I get to wear my Jimmy Choo high heels again. On Monday I will have surgery on my right foot to correct the alignment and arch and to do a tendon repair. During the next few weeks I will be a patient, but also a …

buffett walking questions

Tens of thousands are here in Omaha, Nebraska for one of the biggest events in the investment world each year: the Berkshire Hathaway shareholder meeting. It’s not about power points and speeches… it’s more like a spring carnival and a chance to spend time with Warren Buffett. His wit and wisdom, about Berkshire, the stock …

This September is shaping up to be an especially difficult one for investors according to the CEO of the the world’s largest bond fund, and Syria is just one of the reasons why you should be worried.

Time will tell if Jeff Bezos is the right person to revolutionize The Washington Post. I hope he has the vision and strategy to pull it off.