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We are so honored to have CNN's Christine Romans join us.  Her new Book "Smart is the New Rich: If You Can't Afford It, Put it Down" has just been released.  She reveals some very interesting statistics that we'll talk with her about.  Christine Romans is the host of Your $$$$$, CNN's weekend business roundtable program, and a featured correspondent for American Morning. In addition, her reporting is often featured on CNN International.

Romans' coverage focuses on the latest breaking developments in the current economic crises and what they mean to Americans and their money. She is known for her "Romans' Numeral" segment where she deconstructs complex stories and explains what they mean for the viewer. When President Obama talks about the economic crisis, CNN relies on Christine Romans for her perspective and instant analysis of the administration’s efforts to rescue the American economy. Reporting on, among other issues, the bank crisis, the AIG bailout, the intricacies of the derivative markets, and the economic stimulus and its effect on American wallets, Romans brings an award-winning career in business reporting. Earlier this year, Romans co-hosted “Madoff: Secrets of a Scandal," a special hour-long investigative report examining disgraced financier Bernard Madoff and how he allegedly perpetrated one of the largest investor frauds ever committed by an individual.

Previously, Romans served as a correspondent for Moneyline and Lou Dobbs Tonight. In her various roles, she has extensively covered immigration reform, substance abuse, homeland security, American foreign policy with China and Latin America and education. Her series of reports "Living Dangerously" illustrated the risks and precautions for the nearly 30 percent of America's population living in the path of an Atlantic-coast hurricane. In “Deadly Hospitals,” she examined how hospitals spread dangerous infections and what patients can do to protect themselves. She has investigated the collapse of Enron, WorldCom and numerous other corporate scams and has reported on corruption from the point of view of the investor. In more than 25 segments for Lou Dobbs Tonight, she exposed misdealings in the mutual fund industry.

Romans joined CNN Business News in 1999, spending several years reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Romans was the anchor of CNNfn's Street Sweep tracking the market's boom through the late 1990s to the economy's uphill battle after the Sept. 11 attacks. In addition, she anchored the first democratic elections in Iraq’s history, contributed to CNN’s coverage of Hurricane Rita in 2005, and reported during the funeral events for President Ford.

She received an Emmy Award in 2004 for her work on “Exporting America,” a Lou Dobbs Tonight investigation into the impact of globalization on U.S. workers. Romans was part of the coverage teams that earned CNN a George Foster Peabody award for its Hurricane Katrina coverage and an Alfred I. duPont Award for its coverage of the tsunami disaster in Southeast Asia. In addition, the National Foundation for Women Legislators has honored her with its media excellence award for business reporting.

Prior to joining CNN, she reported for Reuters and Knight-Ridder Financial News in the futures trading pits of Chicago.

Romans is a graduate of Iowa State University.

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