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Fareed Zakaria


Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS and Author Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and is a columnist for The Washington Post, a contributing editor for The Atlantic, and a bestselling author. Since its debut in 2008, Fareed Zakaria GPS has become a prominent television forum for global newsmakers that includes interviews with leaders and dignitaries such as President Barack Obama, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein and Pepsi CEO Indra Nooyi to name a few. The program earned the prestigious Peabody Award in 2011 and an Emmy® Award nomination in 2013. He frequently contributes analysis of world events and public affairs to; Fareed’s Global Briefing, a daily digital newsletter; and other programming across CNN’s multiple platforms. Prior to his tenure at CNN Worldwide, Fareed was editor of Newsweek International, managing editor of Foreign Affairs, a columnist for Time, an analyst for ABC News, and the host of Foreign Exchange with Fareed Zakaria on PBS.

Robin Roberts


Co-Anchor, Good Morning America and Author Robin Roberts is a television broadcaster, Emmy® Award winner and is currently co-anchor of ABC’s Good Morning America. Roberts began her career in 1983 as a sports anchor and reporter for WDAM-TV in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. She joined ESPN as a sportscaster in February 1990, where she stayed until 2005 when she became co-anchor of Good Morning America. Robin is a breast cancer survivor who has become an outspoken advocate for the cancer research community. Each year she is heavily involved with the Jimmy V Foundation for cancer research and is a Keynote Speaker at breast cancer awareness events across the country. In 2012, Robin was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and in 2014, she published her memoir titled “Everybody’s Got Something” that reflects on the unexpected journey of her life.