Rana Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at TIME. She is also the magazine’s economics columnist, reaching a readership of 50 million in Time’s print and digital editions.
Foroohar also speaks to hundreds of millions of television news viewers around the world every week, as CNN’s Global Economic Analyst, covering the intersection of economics, business, politics and foreign affairs for both domestic and international operations. In addition, she is a contributor to New York City’s public radio station WNYC, and is a frequent commentator on NPR, as well as major television broadcast and cable networks such as CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She has appeared numerous times on influential programs such as Real Time with Bill Maher, Face the Nation, This Week with George Stephanopoulos, Fareed Zakaria GPS, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
Prior to coming to Time, Foroohar spent 13 years at Newsweek, as an economic and foreign affairs editor and a foreign correspondent covering Europe and the Middle East. During that time, she was awarded the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting. She has also been the recipient of awards and fellowships from institutions such as the Johns Hopkins School of International Affairs, and the East West Center at the University of Hawaii. She is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Foroohar graduated in 1992 from Barnard College, Columbia University. She currently lives in Brooklyn, NY, with her husband, the writer John Sedgwick, and her two children, Alex and Darya Foroohar.