Yousef Gamal El-Din is the host of CNBC's Access: Middle East. He is also the channel's regional correspondent and regularly contributes analysis for CNBC.com.
Although based in Dubai, Yousef travels across the Middle East and North Africa in pursuit of market moving stories. He has reported on major events across the Arab World, and was on the ground in Tahrir Square at the height of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution, providing unprecedented coverage for the network in the toughest of circumstances. His coverage of the Arab Spring, energy markets and the region's financial developments have been an important component of CNBC programing.
In more than six years of broadcast television, Yousef has interviewed a wide range of regional and international leaders in politics and business. For two years, he co-anchored Capital Connection, a daily show serving as the bridge between markets in Asia and Europe / US. Prior to joining CNBC, Yousef was an anchor and reporter for Egyptian Television.
Yousef graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo, with both a B.A. and M.A. in journalism. He enjoys reading, traveling and fast cars.