Fareed Zakaria
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Fareed Zakaria

Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS on CNN Worldwide; Columnist, The Washington Post; Bestselling Author

Fareed Zakaria hosts Fareed Zakaria GPS for CNN Worldwide and is a columnist for The Washington Post. He has also regularly hosted primetime specials for CNN.

Zakaria has been nominated for several Emmys for his television work and has won one. Additionally, his weekly show has won the prestigious Peabody Award.

Zakaria is the author of four highly regarded New York Times bestselling books, three of which were international bestsellers and have been translated into more than 20 languages.

He has received a National Magazine Award, the Arthur Ross Media Award from the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Deadline Club Award. In 2010, the Government of India awarded him the Padma Bhushan, one of its highest civilian honors, and in 2022, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky awarded him the Order of Merit.

Prior to his tenure at CNN, Zakaria 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.

In addition to numerous honorary degrees, Zakaria earned a bachelor’s degree from Yale University and a doctorate in political science from Harvard University.