Tina Brown, Founder and Former Editor-in-Chief of The Daily Beast Company, 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, most recently, Editor-in-Chief of Newsweek and Founder of The Daily Beast. Her career has been spectacular, and she is now a news-making force in her own right.
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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.
Partnering with Barry Diller in 2008, Brown launched The Daily Beast – a news reporting web site that quickly changed the way we consume news online – the tagline says it all: “Read this. Skip that”. The Daily Beast won the Webby for news site of the year in 2012 and 2013.
As Vanity Fair’s Editor-in-Chief, 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. Brown hosted a well-received television program, Topic A with Tina Brown, on CNBC and in 2007 her critically acclaimed biography, The Diana Chronicles spent several weeks at the top of the New York Times best-seller list.
In March 2010, Tina launched the annual Women in the World Summit. Growing from a small mid-town theater to the 2,500 seat Lincoln Center, the annual summit convenes extraordinary leaders, inspirational activists, and political change-makers, featuring such participants as Hillary Clinton, Angelina Jolie, Meryl Streep and Oprah as well as remarkable lesser known women of impact from all over the world.
In September 2013, Brown announced she would be leaving The Daily Beast Company at the end of the year to start Tina Brown Live Media, a new company dedicated to summits, salons, and flash forums. Its first mission will be to build and develop the Women in the World Summit and community nationally and internationally
Brown and her husband, Sir Harold Evans, live in New York and have two children.