Inside NBC's Chief Business Correspondent Ali Velshi's married life

By: Max Smith  |   | 
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Ali Velshi and Lori Wachs have been married for nearly a decade. Despite their hectic schedules, the couple has managed to maintain their relationship strong. 

Quick Facts About Ali Velshi

Name Ali Velshi
Profession TV Journalist
Birthday October 29, 1968
Age 48 Years Old
Marital Status Married
Wife Lori Wachs

An account of Ali Velshi and Lori Wachs's love story

Ali Velshi and Lori tied the knot in 2009 possibly after years of dating. They had their first meeting on one of his shows sometime during the early 2000s and started dating. In an interview in 2014, the couple revealed about the challenges they have faced in a long-term relationship. 

Lori is a hedge fund manager and is currently the president of Cross Ledge Investments in Philadelphia.  Active in marketing the investment products, she has been regularly featured on ABC World News Tonight, Good Morning America, CNBC, Fox News Channel and Bloomberg News as an expert on retail and consumer investments and fashion trends.

Ali Velshi with his wife at The Public Theater's celebration of 50 years at Delacorte and Honors Al Pacino

Ali and Lori have a tough time coping with their busy routines. However, they have wisely maintained a balance between their personal and professional life.

Since they got married, they have been spending time together only during the weekends. Lori had once revealed in an interview that the longest time they have spent together is in a two-week trip. 

Likewise, Ali has also admitted, "If anything, our weekends are much more domestic than many, because there’s no way to spread that stuff over the course of the week. The tension is that we just want to hang out together but the stuff has to get done."

However, the couple says that they are happy with their life.

Lori Wachs is Ali Velshi's second wife

It’s not the first marriage for both Ali and Lori. He married for the first time during his 20s. But the union was brief. No detail of his first wife’s identity and duration of the marriage have been revealed.

Lori Wachs with her children in 2013

Lori was already a mom of two children when she met Ali. However,  the identity of her babies' father is concealed.


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Christine Humphreys

I liked the article. I appreciated that it was Informitive and yet private. I really like to watch velshi and rule.