March 18, 1950 |
New York City
|Education||New York University|
|Notable credit(s)||Top 100 Syndicated Columnists|
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. 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.
Born in New York City, Harrop was raised in suburban Long Island. After graduating from New York University, she worked on the financial desk at Reuters, covering business and the Federal Reserve.
Harrop later became a business editor for The New York Times News Service. 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. Harrop currently resides in Providence.
Harrop has been a guest on PBS, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio stations. Specific appearances include the Lou Dobbs Show, The Ed Schultz Show on MSNBC and PBS’s White House Chronicles., and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.
Her column has become a regular feature on the RealClearPolitics.com website.
Harrop has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Institutional Investor. She is also a contributor for the The Progressive Populist. Her columns have been published in several book anthologies.
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. One project of the NCEW is the Civility Project, aimed at raising the quality of public discourse. 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. She also participated in a parody interview on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart based on the controversy. Harrop has rejected the assumption that the calling Tea Party members "Economic terrorists" during the debt ceiling crisis was uncivil.
Regarding the Affordable Care Act, Harrop has recently written several articles with a left-leaning slant. She has been criticized for a lack of understanding of the fundamentals of the healthcare delivery system and making assertions without demonstrating causality.
- Loeb Awards finalist for economic commentary in 2011.
- Scripps Howard Award finalist for commentary in 2010.
- Loeb Awards finalist for economic commentary in 2004.
- Editor & Publisher named Harrop’s column a Feature of the Year in 2003.
- Honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 2001.
- New England Associated Press Newspaper Executives Association five time award recipient.
- Creators Syndicate, Inc. creators.com/froma-harrop
- fromaharrop.com/about Froma Harrop personal web site
- Detroit News Online. Froma Harrop Bio at DetNews
- projo.com The Providence Journal Bulletin
- White House Chronicles Froma Harrop Video
- realclearpoitics.com Real Clear Politics
- WSJ: Victim in Chief
- The Daily Show: Civil Disservice, January 12th 2012
- UCLA Anderson School of Management. Gerald Loeb Awards