In Spring 2013 Ali Velshi became the first on-air hire for Al Jazeera America when he was tapped to host a business show for the network. The half-hour segment, launching in late 2013, features a broad look at the United States’ economy, focusing both on businesses and consumers. Prior to working for Al Jazeera America, Velshi was CNN’s Chief Business Correspondent, anchor of CNN International’s World Business Today, and host of CNN’s weekly business roundtable Your Money, Ali Velshi’s inquisitive, interpretative, optimistic and problem-solving approach to international and personal finance, business and investing reaches viewers, listeners and readers in 222 countries every day. At the podium, Velshi brings his authentic and traditional field reporting together with experiences from his international economic coverage to connect audiences with global trends, and to explain how they cannot just protect themselves from the harmful ones, but profit from the beneficial ones. Drawing from his latest book, How To Speak Money Velshi provides context to his audiences, allowing them to realize the advantages of emerging trends — investing in them, educating themselves or re-training to participate in them, and creating or growing business around them.