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 throughout the Arab World for CNBC's signature programs, from Squawk Box to Closing Bell.
At the peak of the violent 2011 and 2013 uprisings in Egypt, Yousef was on the ground in Tahrir Square, providing unprecedented coverage for the network in the toughest of circumstances. His coverage of the Arab Spring, financial markets, and the region's economic trends have been an important component of CNBC programing.
He has also been on assignment for NBC News and MSNBC,appearing on programs such as "Nightly News with Brian Williams", the top network evening newscast in the United States.
When not on-air, Yousef often moderates at conferences and private sessions, including the World Economic Forum.
In more than six years of live television, Yousef has interviewed top 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, Europe and the US. Prior to joining CNBC in early 2010, Yousef was an anchor for Egyptian Television.
Yousef graduated Summa Cum Laude from the American University in Cairo, with both a B.A. and M.A. in journalism. A native of the region, he is fluent in English, Arabic, German and formerly, French.
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