Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist and author of 12 books. She is also co-host of Left, Right and Center, public radio’s popular roundtable program.
In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has quickly become one of the most widely read, linked to and frequently-cited media brands on the Internet.
In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people. In 2009, she was named as one of the most influential women in media by Forbes magazine and in 2009 she was named to the Financial Times’ list of 50 people who shaped the decade.
Originally from Greece, she 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.
Huffington’s books include:
Her 13th book, Third World America, was published in September 2010.
Huffington has made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including Charlie Rose, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Nightline, Real Time with Bill Maher, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, Today, Countdown with Keith Olbermann, The Daily Show, Squawk Box, The Colbert Report and The O’Reilly Factor. She also currently co-hosts the nationally-syndicated Both Sides Now radio program along with Mary Matalin.
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 Central Los Angeles.