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Busy First Year At Al-Jazeera America For Journalist Ali Velshi

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Born in Kenya and raised in Toronto, television journalist Ali Velshi is familiar to cable news viewers for his tenure with CNN, where he was chief business correspondent and anchor of CNN International’s World Business Today, in addition to several other duties.

Velshi was the first on-air hire at Al-Jazeera America, where he hosts Real Money. He also recently made headlines for his interview with Cornell University’s president on the costs of higher ed on Talk to Al Jazeera.

A lifelong resident of the Capital Region, Ian joined WAMC in late 2008 and became news director in 2013. He began working on Morning Edition and has produced The Capitol Connection, Congressional Corner, and several other WAMC programs. Ian can also be heard as the host of the WAMC News Podcast and on The Roundtable and various newscasts. Ian holds a BA in English and journalism and an MA in English, both from the University at Albany, where he has taught journalism since 2013.
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