Anchor and Senior Special Correspondent, Fortune
Award-winning journalist and longtime business TV anchor Susie Gharib is Anchor and Senior Special Correspondent for Fortune, where her video interviews cover news topics as well as leadership lessons with some of the world’s top CEOs and business leaders for Fortune.com. Gharib is also a contributor on PBS-TV’s Nightly Business Report—TV’s longest-running public business news program—where she spent more than 16 years as Co-Anchor.
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 (now U.S. Secretary of State), General Electric’s Jeff Immelt (recently retired), J.P. Morgan Chase’s Jamie Dimon, General Motors’ Mary Barra, Bank of America’s Brian Moynihan, Ford’s Mark Fields, BlackRock’s Larry Fink, FedEx’s Fred Smith, 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 interviewed Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush in the White House.
In 2001, Gharib received a Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program. In 2002 and 2007, she was a recipient of the “Front Page Award” from the Newswoman’s Club of New York. She also won the 2012 Fulbright Award for furthering global business understanding. In 2013, Gharib received the Elliot V. Bell award from the New York Financial Writers Association for her significant contribution to financial journalism, as well her second Gracie Allen Award for NBR’s profile of Harvard University’s first female president Drew Gilpin Faust. In 2016, she was recognized with a third Gracie Allen award for her Fortune series, “From the Corner Office,” where she interviewed female CEOs heading General Motors, Lockheed Martin, Mondelez International and HSN-Home Shopping Network on leadership lessons.
Gharib has worked at some of America’s most prestigious print and broadcast organizations, including CNBC, NBC, ABC and PBS. 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, The Associated Press and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.
A magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Case Western Reserve University, Gharib 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.