Candian television journalist Ali Velshi is a senior economics and business correspondent for NBC News. Is he leaving MSNBC?

Since October 2016, the journalist has been working as a senior economic and business correspondent for NBC News, best known for his work on CNN as Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of Your Money, and a co-host of CNN International's weekday business show World Business Today. 

Ali began working for MSNBC, co-anchoring the 1:00 PM ET MSNBC news program Velshi & Ruhle in October 2016, and with additional duties at MSNBC's parent news division as a Business Correspondent for NBC News.

The journalist was awarded a fellowship to the United States Congress from the American Political Science Association and nominated for Emmy Awards.

The NewYork based journalist began his professional reporting career as a General Assignment reporter for CFTO and later became a business reporter and anchor for CablePulse 24 and its then sister station CityTV. 

Is Ali Velshi On Holiday?

Ali made several headliners after the rumors of him leaving MSNBC after all these years were spread among his fans. Therefore, fans speculated he must be on vacation after missing several programs.

Despite all the rumors of Ali leaving MSNBC, the reporter has shown signs of him working for the network for many more years.


 His viewers are assured that your favorite journalist will not be leaving MSNBC for another outlet as Ali is sending out a tweet on Ukrainian refugees seeking refuge in Hungary.

Although Ali and the network have not confirmed the news, some people have believed the speculations and are curious to unveil his residence and locality.

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Where Is Ali Velshi From Originally?

Ali was born on October 29, 1968, in Nairobi, Kenya, to his Ismaili Muslim parents of Gujarati Indian descent.

His parents operated a bakery in South Africa but moved to Kenya in 1960 when Apartheid became oppressive. Later his parents owned a chain of travel agencies in Toronto.

Ali's father, Murad Velshi, was the first Canadian of Indian origin elected to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, and his mother, Mila, grew up in South Africa.

The journalist earned a degree in religious studies from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, where he was the recipient of the Queen's University Alumni Achievement Award and was awarded an honorary doctorate of laws by his alma mater in 2016.

Ali Velshi Wife: His Married Life

According to Wikipedia, the journalist married briefly in his twenties.

In 2009, Ali married Lori Wachs, a hedge fund manager born in New York and the president of Philadelphia-based Cross Ledge Investments.

Ali and Lori met when she was a guest on his show, and after dating for a few years, they married. As of 2022, the journalist and Lori have a daughter whose identity is unknown to the media.

The journalist has not posted pictures of his daughter and wife on his Instagram account @aliveshi among his 25.4k followers.

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