Froma Harrop

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Froma Harrop
Froma harrop headshot.jpg
Born (1950-03-18) March 18, 1950 (age 70)
EducationNew 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. Though liberal / left-of-center, she is known for her unconventional approach and libertarian streak.[citation needed]

She is best known for her bi-weekly syndicated column which appears in about 200 news outlets including the Seattle Times, Newsday, Denver Post, Arizona Republic, Detroit News, Omaha World-Herald, San Antonio Express-News, Real Clear Politics and The Providence Journal. She is represented by Creators Syndicate Inc. in Los Angeles.

Media Matters ranks her column 20th nationally in total readership and 14th in large newspaper concentration.[citation needed]

Early life[edit]

Born in New York City, Harrop was raised in suburban Long Island[1] and attended New York University.


Harrop worked at the financial desk at Reuters, covering business and the Federal Reserve,[2] and later became a business editor for The New York Times News Service.[3] 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 was a member until 2013.[4] Harrop currently resides in Providence and New York City.

Harrop has been a guest on PBS, Fox News, MSNBC, NPR and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Harrop has written for The New York Times, Harper’s Bazaar, and Institutional Investor. She is also a contributor to The Progressive Populist. Her columns have been published in several book anthologies.

Harrop is a past president of the Association of Opinion Journalists, formerly known as the National Conference of Editorial Writers.[5][6]


  • Bastiat Prize for Journalism finalist in 2015.[7]
  • Loeb Awards finalist for economic commentary in 2011.[8]
  • Scripps Howard Award finalist for commentary in 2010.
  • Loeb Awards finalist for economic commentary in 2004.[9]
  • An Editor & Publisher Feature of the Year in 2003.
  • A National Society of Newspaper Columnists award in 2001.
  • Five awards from the New England Associated Press Newspaper Executives Association.


  1. ^ [1],
  2. ^ Detroit News Online. Froma Harrop Bio at DetNews
  3. ^ "New York Times Syndicate". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Providence Journal - Rhode Island news, sports, weather & more". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  5. ^ "NCEW Board and Committees". The National Conference of Editorial Writers. Archived from the original on 2011-06-11. Retrieved 2014-01-07.
  6. ^ Past Presidents, National Conference of Editorial Writers
  7. ^ "Finalists for the 2015 Bastiat Prize for Journalism".
  8. ^ "Loeb Award Finalists - UCLA Anderson School of Management". Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  9. ^ UCLA Anderson School of Management. Gerald Loeb Awards Archived 2006-08-30 at the Wayback Machine

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