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Poppy Harlow

Award-Winning Journalist and Anchor, CNN; Podcast Host, "BossFiles with Poppy Harlow"; Author, The Biggest Little Boy

A renowned and highly respected media personality, Poppy Harlow is on the front lines of breaking news each day. Her fifteen-plus year career as a journalist has spanned networks and disciplines, with her longest-running and highest-awarded position as an anchor for CNN. Poppy’s specialty of knowledge on the economy and business sectors make her the perfect fit for informative presentations, while her unbiased interview style lends itself to program moderation and hosting.

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As an anchor of CNN Newsroom, Poppy Harlow is on the front lines of breaking news each day. In this talk, she draws on her years of journalistic experience to makes sense of the latest in global events, business, and economic news. With insider access from interviews with newsmakers and business leaders, she looks at the stories driving our daily conversations, offering her analysis and sharing her outlook for the future.

As host of the CNN podcast BossFiles with Poppy Harlow, Poppy Harlow hears business and leadership insights straight from the source. Conducting in-depth interviews with the world’s leading entrepreneurs, CEOs, and innovators, she shares with audiences the proven strategies to succeed in the business world and what it takes to rise to the top and stay there.

In this talk, Poppy Harlow draws on her own upbringing and insider insights gleaned from hosting her segment American Opportunity to discuss the social issues of today. She explores income inequality across race, gender, and economic classes, while infusing stories from her interviews with the world’s top CEOs and business leaders. Audiences will leave with a better understanding of the income and opportunity gap in America today, and inspired to make a difference in mitigating it.

A twice-Emmy nominated journalist, Poppy Harlow brings her extensive interview experience to the stage as a moderator. Having facilitated panels at major industry events like the World Economic Forum, the Microsoft CEO Summit, and the Fortune Most Powerful Women Summit, she provokes discussion, summarizes insights, and leads thoughtful Q&A with her signature journalistic polish and expertise.


Poppy Harlow anchors CNN Newsroom weekdays from 9-11am ET alongside Jim Sciutto. She is also the creator and host of the CNN podcast “BossFiles with Poppy Harlow.”

Harlow imparts her deep economic knowledge by interviewing the world’s top business leaders and CEOs including Warren Buffett, JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon, Google CEO Sundar Pichai, Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates, among others. She has also interviewed Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and moderated two CNN Presidential Town Halls.

She has been nominated for multiple Emmy awards throughout her career and her reporting has won numerous industry awards, including the Gracie Award for Best online investigative feature on financial fraud, and SABEW’s Best in Business award for online video.

Harlow is deeply focused in her reporting on income inequality and solutions to closing the opportunity gap for women and minorities. She launched the multi-media series “American Opportunity” shining a light on disparity across America.

In 2021, Penguin Random House published Poppy Harlow’s The Biggest Little Boy, a children’s book that reassures young readers that they are special just the way they are.

Harlow graduated Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Columbia University. She holds a Masters in Studies of Law from Yale Law School. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the 2019 Class of Henry Crown Fellows within the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.


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