Froma Harrop is a nationally syndicated columnist based at The Providence Journal, in Rhode Island. Her subscribers include The Seattle Times, Philadelphia Inquirer, Denver Post, Dallas Morning News, Houston Chronicle, Detroit News and Newark Star-Ledger. She is a member of the Providence Journal editorial board.
Editor & Publisher named Harrop’s column one of its “Features of the Year” for 2003. She received an award from the National Society of Newspaper Columnists in 2001, and first prize for editorial writing from the New England Associated Press Newspaper Executives Association in 2002.
Harrop began her career as a financial writer at Reuters Ltd., in New York. She later worked as a business editor at The New York Times News Service. Harrop has written for such diverse publications as The New York Times, Harper's Bazaar and Institutional Investor. Her columns appear in several book anthologies.
Born in New York City, Harrop grew up on Long Island. She received a bachelor's degree from New York University and has done graduate work at Brown University. Harrop divides her time between Providence and New York.