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Tina Brown        

Award-Winning Journalist, Editor, Author, CEO of Tina Brown Live Media and Founder of the Women in the World Summit

Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author, CEO of Tina Brown Live Media and founder of the Women in the World Summit. Prior to this, Tina launched and edited the award-winning digital news site The Daily Beast with Barry Diller’s IAC in October 2008. Between 1979 and 2001, she was Editor-in-Chief of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Talk—and later Newsweek in 2011. She also authored the 2007 best-selling biography of the Princess of Wales, The Diana Chronicles. In 2000, she was awarded the honor of Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth for her services to journalism. She is married to editor, publisher and historian Sir Harold Evans.

Tina Brown was the first woman editor of three leading US magazines. At the age of 25, soon after graduating from Oxford University, she revived Britain’s historic monthly Tatler. In 1984 she was invited to the United States to rescue the relaunched Vanity Fair. She took it from a circulation of 250,000 to 1.2 million and in 1992 became the first woman editor of The New Yorker. Subsequently, she hosted the CNBC show Topic A with Tina Brown, and wrote The New York Times No. 1 bestseller The Diana Chronicles. In 2008, she partnered with Barry Diller, chairman and chief executive officer of IAC, in the successful founding of The Daily Beast, a non-partisan, curated site for news, original reporting, book coverage and opinion.

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