Tina Brown 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 and most recently, founder and editor-in-chief of The Daily Beast.
In 2007 her biography, The Diana Chronicles, spent several weeks at the top of the New York Times bestseller list. Brown launched the annual Women in the World Summit in March 2010, and following its globally recognized success, founded the Women in the World Foundation.
Name: Tina Brown
Location: New York
Background: Tina Brown is the editor-in-chief of Newsweek and The Daily Beast. She is the author of the 2007 New York Times best seller The Diana Chronicles. Brown is the former editor of Tatler, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Talk magazines, and host of CNBC's Topic A with Tina Brown.
Favorite meal: Breakfast, three times a day - bacon, eggs, and whole wheat toast.
Recent purchase: iPad.
Hidden talent: I do a great impersonation of Princess Di.
TV recommendation: The box set of AMC’s Breaking Bad.
Restaurant recommendation: Locanda Verde in New York.
First book you remember reading: Goodnight Moon.
If I had $20, I’d…: Send it to Donors Choose.
Transformative travel experience: Jaipur in India, the magic of the Lake Palace Hotel.
Favorite neighborhood: Perry Street in the West Village.
Dream holiday: India.
If I could solve one problem, it would be: The failure of editors to nuke any stories of Lindsay Lohan, Snooki, or Paris Hilton.
I wish people cared more about: What’s going to happen to women in Afghanistan when America gets the hell out of there.
Recent aha! moment: Still waiting for it, baby!
The world would be a better place if: We could put our slobbering, knockabout political culture aside for a moment. Of course, it would also be less fun.