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Gharib to receive Bell Award from NYFWA

October 3, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Susie Gharib, the New York-based anchor of “Nightly Business Report” on PBS, will receive the Elliott V. Bell Award from the New York Financial Writers’ Association.

Named for the first president of the NYFWA, the award honors an individual’s lifetime contributions to the field of financial journalism.

Gharib’s weeknight broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange focus on the economy and the financial markets.  A co-anchor and executive vice president of strategy for NBR, television’s most-watched evening business news program, she is best known for her no-nonsense interview style of corporate America’s leading power brokers, from Wall Street to Washington.

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 organization, 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 magazine, the Associated Press, and the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

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 the recipient of both the 2001 Gracie Allen Award as the top anchorwoman of a national news program and two Front Page Awards from the Newswoman’s Club of New York, and a Fulbright Award for furthering Global Business Understanding.

The NYFWA membership is invited to the Elliott V. Bell Award presentation ceremony on Monday, Oct. 29, at 7 p.m., at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism.

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