BIO

Rana Foroohar is CNN's Global Economic Analyst and an assistant managing editor for TIME, overseeing business and economic coverage across all platforms. Her column, "The Curious Capitalist," covers the intersection of the global economy and Main Street. It is a must-read for economic and political thought leaders and one of the most popular features in TIME.   
Foroohar has penned numerous TIME cover stories and essays on Europe's economic crisis, the "Wimpy Recovery" following the Great Recession, and what the rise of "localnomics” means for American business. In a Time exclusive, she had the first interview with new Fed chair Janet Yellen. She frequently profiles movers and shakers in finance, including Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, regulator Gary Gensler, and bond traders Bill Gross and Mohamed El-Erian of PIMCO.
Her high level yet accessible analysis of national and world events has made her a sought-after commentator for CBS, NBC, and the BBC. Her radio show, “Money Talking,” focuses on business and the economy. It airs weekly on New York City’s WNYC and is available on iTunes.   
Foroohar served as the deputy editor in charge of international business and economics for Newsweek. She headed up the economics coverage for the annual Davos special issue and spent six years as Newsweek’s European economic correspondent based in London, covering business news throughout Europe and the Middle East. During this time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter R. Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She worked as a general editor at Newsweek, a reporter for Forbes, and a writer and editor at various other national and international publications.  
Foroohar chairs panel discussions with world leaders, intellectuals, and economists at the World Economic Forum. In 2012, she moderated a Harvard Business School discussion on what business and government can do to improve U.S. competitiveness. She shares her political and economic analysis on shows like Fareed Zakaria GPS, Face the Nation, and Real Time with Bill Maher.   
The recipient of awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs, the East West Center, and the Newswomen's Club of New York, Foroohar is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, and a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

“Globalization used to be a one-way street that led away from America. Now high energy prices, political risk and technological shifts are bringing opportunity back home. Welcome to the era of localnomics.”
-Rana Foroohar