Foroohar is an assistant managing editor at Time and the magazine’s economics columnist. She also speaks regularly on CNN as Global Economic Analyst, covering the intersection of economics, business, politics and foreign affairs for both domestic and international operations. In addition, she is an economic and political contributor at New York City’s public radio station WNYC and appears frequently on NPR, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, and the BBC. She has appeared numerous times on 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. She won the German Marshall Fund’s Peter Weitz Prize for transatlantic reporting and received numerous awards and fellowships from institutions including 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, which she attended after leaving her hometown of Frankfort, Indiana, in the heart of the rural Midwest.