Arianna Huffington

by Amy Michelle Smith Photographed by Arianna Huffington==The GORDON PARKS AWARDS Dinner and Auction Celebrating Creativity==Gotham Hall, NYC==June 01, 2011==©Patrick McMullan==Photo - ANDREW FITZSIMONS/PatrickMcMullan.com== ==
Monday, June 20, 2011

The empress of not only the Internet, but of all media has built her empire from a one-time blog. As co-founder and editor-in-chief, Huffington has expanded The Huffington Post to what it is today; a publication that draws 40 million unique monthly visitors and oversees 90 employees in its editorial department. The HuffPo, which is projected to earn $30 million in revenue this year, has lured big-time pundit Howard Fineman from his post at Newsweek to become senior political editor. Huffington, a nationally syndicated columnist also is co-host of a public radio’s popular political roundtable program (“Left, Right and Center”) and a weekly syndicated radio show with Mary Matalin moderated by Mark Green (“Both Sides Now”). Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was 16 and attended Cambridge University. She became president of the University’s famed debating society, the Cambridge Union, at age 21 and graduated the esteemed University with an M.A. in economics. Her involvement at the University prompted her to join other boards that help promote community solutions to social problems, like A Place Called Home, and she serves on the Board of Trustees for the Archer School for girls. This mother of two daughters is also author of thirteen books, her latest being, Third World America: How Our Politicians are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream, which she hopes will help galvanize a grass-roots movement. She has also appeared on numerous television shows, such as “Oprah”, “Larry King Live”, “Inside Politics” and “Good Morning America”. Named, in 2006, as Time Magazine’s list of the world’s 100 most influential people, Huffington, currently residing in Los Angeles, will continue to make waves for the future.


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