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As the award-winning New York-based anchor of PBS' Nightly Business Report -- television's most watched evening business news program -- Susie Gharib is co-anchor and executive vice president of Nightly Business Report. Gharib's weeknight broadcasts from the New York Stock Exchange focus on the economy and the financial markets. She is best known for her straight-shooting, no-nonsense interview style of corporate America's leading power brokers, from Wall Street to Washington. Her interviews have included Microsoft's Bill Gates, ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson, General Electric's Jeff Immelt, General Motors' Rick Wagoner, Dell Computer's Michael Dell, and Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, when he was Chairman of Goldman Sachs. 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 organizations, 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 TM as the top anchorwoman of a national news program and the "Front Page Award" (2002) from the Newswoman's Club of New York. She is on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University, the Board of Advisors of Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs, and the Board of Trustees of the Economic Club of New York. A native New Yorker, Gharib grew up in Cleveland and is an avid figure skater.