Arianna Huffington is the President and Editor-in-Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. She resides in New York and Los Angeles.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet. Recently, the Huffington Post introduced sections on “Good News” and “Impact.” It is in an expansion mode and is creating editions in some European countries.
Originally from Greece, Arianna moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union.
Arianna is a frequent commentator on media, cultural and political issues. She serves on several boards that promote community solutions to social problems, including A Place Called Home, which works with at-risk children in South Los Angeles. She also serves on the board of EL PAÍS and the Committee to Protect Journalists.
Awarded to the Huffington Post
Columbia University, 2012
Time Magazine, 2011 and 2006