Froma Harrop

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Froma Harrop
Froma harrop headshot.jpg
Born(1950-03-18) March 18, 1950 (age 64)
New York City
EducationNew York University
OccupationColumnist
Notable credit(s)Top 100 Syndicated Columnists
Website
http://www.fromaharrop.com
 
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Froma Harrop
Froma harrop headshot.jpg
Born(1950-03-18) March 18, 1950 (age 64)
New York City
EducationNew York University
OccupationColumnist
Notable credit(s)Top 100 Syndicated Columnists
Website
http://www.fromaharrop.com

Froma Harrop (born March 18, 1950 in New York City) is an American writer and author.

She is best known for her bi-weekly syndicated column which appears in about 200 newspapers including the Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Detroit News, and Miami Herald.[1] Syndicated by Creators Syndicate, she is a blogger for RealClearPolitics and has been a finalist for a number of awards for her commentary on economics.

Early life[edit]

Born in New York City, Harrop was raised in suburban Long Island.[2] After graduating from New York University, she worked on the financial desk at Reuters, covering business and the Federal Reserve.[3]

Recent career[edit]

Harrop later became a business editor for The New York Times News Service.[1] She returned to her reporting roots as a business writer for the Providence Journal in Rhode Island and subsequently joined the Journal’s editorial board, where she remains a member.[4] Harrop currently resides in Providence.[1]

Harrop has been a guest on PBS, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio stations. Specific appearances include the Lou Dobbs Tonight, The Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC and PBS’s White House Chronicles.,[5] and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

Her column has become a regular feature on the RealClearPolitics.com website.[6]

Harrop has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Institutional Investor.[1] She is also a contributor for the The Progressive Populist. Her columns have been published in several book anthologies.[1]

As of December 2013, Harrop is the immediate past president of the Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly known as the National Conference of Editorial Writers.[7][8] One project of the NCEW is the Civility Project, aimed at raising the quality of public discourse.[9] She was criticised for her position in 2011 in a blog by Wall Street Journal, because she denounced the Tea Party movement as "economic terrorists" in one of her columns.[10] She also participated in a parody interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart based on the controversy.[11] Harrop has rejected the assumption that the calling Tea Party members "Economic terrorists" during the debt ceiling crisis was uncivil.[12]

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