Kenyan born CNN correspondent Ali Vershi honoured by Immigration Daily
Posted by Administrator on March 9, 2012
Jambonewspot.com-Kenyan native Ali Velshi has been named immigrant of the week by Immigration Daily, a resource for legal professionals. Ali who is CNN’s chief business correspondent and also a regular anchor of the network’s news broadcasts was born in Nairobi and raised in Toronto, Ontario.
The 42 year old is also the host of the weekly show Your $$$$$ and is also the author of the book Gimme My Money Back: Your Guide to Beating the Financial Crisis, which was published in 2009.
In 1996, Velshi was awarded a fellowship to the United States Congress from the American Political Science Association.
In 2008, he reported on the killing of former Pakistani PM Benazir Bhutto from the Marriott Hotel in Islamabad, Pakistan, which was bombed later that year.
During the financial meltdown of 2008/2009, Ali was ever present in our living rooms as viewers tuned to CNN to watch the unfolding events on Wall Street.
Another notable Kenyan native who immigrated to Canada is Zain Verjee. Verjee started her television broadcast career as an anchor on the Kenya Television Network (KTN) evening news and host of the talk show Third Opinion.
Verjee is now the anchor for CNN’s World Report and is based in the network’s London bureau.. She previously covered the US State Department for CNN.
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