Tina Brown, founder and editor in chief of The Newsweek Daily Beast Company, is one of the highest-profile, most talked-about editors 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, publisher of Talk magazine and most recently, editor in chief of Newsweek & The Daily Beast.
In 2011, The Daily Beast merged with Newsweek magazine. The web site was awarded the 2012 Webby award for best news site, and hit a traffic high of 18.2 million unique visitors. Newsweek’s tablet edition has seen a download increase of 410% since the app was relaunched under Tina’s direction in early 2012.
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 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, and following its globally recognized success recently founded the Women in the World Foundation, which will serve as a resource to all who seek to learn about and engage on issues of importance to women and girls.
Brown and her husband, Sir Harold Evans live in New York and have two children.