Tina Brown, Founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, is the highest-profile, most talked-about magazine editor in the world. From a young writer for Punch magazine and The Sunday Times, she quickly rose through the ranks of the magazine industry on both sides of the Atlantic to become Editor-in-Chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair and The New Yorker, founder of Talk magazine, and, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the news site The Daily Beast. Her career has been spectacular, and she is now a news-making force in her own right.
Most recently, Tina Brown launched her new company, Tina Brown Live Media, to create live-conversation events such as the annual Women in the World Summit. Her prime focus now is to grow Women in The World nationally and internationally, and continue to convene extraordinary leaders such as Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Christine Lagarde, as well as inspirational activists and political change-makers from all over the world to come and share their stories, and offer solutions to building a better life for women and girls.
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From the ever-changing sphere of digital news media, to the ever-changing role of women in business, politics, and culture, Brown delivers an entertainingly seasoned point of view to a wide variety of pertinent issues from moving from the world of print to digital media, to reinventing your life and career, to what it means to be a woman at the top of the media. Comfortable and engaging, Brown’s storied career and experience give the publishing mogul a very unique voice across the media industry.
Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author and, currently, founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates.
Prior to this, Tina Brown launched and edited the digital news site The Daily Beast with Barry Diller’s IAC in October 2008, and later became Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek in 2011. The Daily Beast–a news reporting web site that quickly changed the way we consume news online–boasts a tagline that says it all: “Read this. Skip that”. The site has won the Webby for news site of the year in 2012 and 2013.
Named Vanity Fair’s Editor-in-Chief in 1984, Brown pioneered celebrity journalism and increased its circulation from 250,000 to 1.2 million. Following her success at Vanity Fair, Brown went to the venerable literary magazine, The New Yorker, where she became the first woman ever to serve as the editor, and later launched the magazine Talk. Brown hosted a well-received television program, Topic A with Tina Brown, on CNBC and in 2007, her critically-acclaimed biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles, spent several weeks at the top of The New York Times best-seller list.
In 2000, Brown was awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for her services to journalism and she has been honored with the American Society of Magazine Editors Lifetime Achievement Award, The News Women’s Club of New York Front Page Award for Lifetime Achievement and ten National Magazine Awards.
She is married to editor, publisher, and historian Sir Harold Evans, has two children, and lives in New York City.