Who is Ali Velshi's wife Lori Wachs? MSNBC host calls Rachel Maddow network's 'North Star'
MSNBC host Ali Velshi filled in for Lawrence O’Donnell on the handoff from Rachel Maddow, saying “on behalf of many of your colleagues here Rachel, I just want to say you are our North Star”, which got Twitter into a frenzy on Thursday, August 12.
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MEAWW recently reported on Maddow. Dr Anthony Fauci stated in January 2021 that the Trump administration had "banned" him from appearing on her show. Former President George W Bush wasn't the only one who had a beef with Maddow. Her interview with CDC Director Dr Rochelle Walensky was mocked by Fox presenter Megyn Kelly in May 2021. That tearful conversation took place months after Maddow's partner Susan Mikula became ill with Covid-19 in 2020, providing the anchor firsthand experience with the fatal disease.
Velshi on Thursday called Maddow MSNBC's 'North Star'. "You are revered and respected and I am not alone in saying that I speak for my colleagues when I say I appreciate you. It's just as simple as that," he said. In response, Maddow said: "You're gonna make me cry without even telling me why?" To which Velshi said: "That's it, that's it. Just wanted to tell you that we appreciate you." He ended by saying, "See you tomorrow my friend."
Rachel Maddow & Ali Velshi’s sweet #northstar exchange August 12, 2021 #RachelMaddow #maddow #Truthteller #smartnews #mustsee #mustwatch #donotmiss #incaseyoumissedit #Maddow @maddow @BitmojiMaddow @Synergy3k @AliVelshi #RachelMaddowRocks pic.twitter.com/eIBEVHguty— Good to Know Mag (@goodtoknowmag) August 13, 2021
Fans went gaga over the exchange. "Do you think Ali Velshi let the cat out of the bag tonight about Rachel Maddow. It felt like an 'au revoir'," said one. "Yes Ali Velshi we Love our Rachel Maddow. She’s a hard hitting journalist. We love #MSNBC," said another.
Do you think Ali Velshi let the cat out of the bag tonight about Rachel Maddow.— Valerie 🇨🇦 💕 (@kittykatVal) August 13, 2021
It felt like an 'au revoir'
Yes Ali Velshi we Love ❤️ our Rachel Maddow. She’s a hard hitting journalist. We love #MSNBC— Mary (@maryecasares) August 13, 2021
We decided to find out more about Ali Velshi's personal life. Here's what's to now.
Who is Ali Velshi's wife?
Ali Velshi's wife is Lori Wachs. She has over 25 years of investing expertise as a venture capitalist, fund manager, and consumer analyst, and is a Partner at Springboard Development Capital, a venture capital firm that invests in women-led consumer growth stage firms, according to Investopedia.
She worked for 17 years at Delaware Investments, where she oversaw $4 billion in investments in institutional and mutual fund products in the consumer sector, as well as my own fund, Cross Ledge Investments. She excelled in finding and assisting firms that changed their industries by capitalizing on new trends and growing into dominating industry leaders.
Wachs began her career in finance as an analyst in the Equity Risk Arbitrage department of Goldman Sachs. She has a Master's degree in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania from where she passed with a Magna Cum Laude, according to LinkedIn. Her minor was East Asian studies. She was a Phi Beta Kappa member and a Benjamin Franklin Scholar.
"When I was a portfolio manager, I met entrepreneurs as their companies were going public, learning about their vision, and experiencing their growth with them over the following years. As a venture capital investor now, it’s just that much more exciting and compelling to meet these entrepreneurs so much earlier in their companies' journeys," she said, according to the website.
Wachs is Velshi's second wife, and they have been married for 12 years. They met when she was a guest on his show in 2009. The couple has one child together, a daughter. According to Married Biography, Velshi is also Wachs' second husband. She has two children from her past marriage, according to Married Biography.