In the midst of the 2008 election, a small, scrappy, and unapologetic team that would become The Daily Beast was birthed in coffee shops and local New York restaurants.
Tina Brown is an award-winning journalist, editor, author and currently founder and CEO of Tina Brown Live Media, a company dedicated to summits, salons, flash forums and debates. TBLM will expand nationally and internationally the annual Women in the World Summit at New York's Lincoln Center, launched by Brown in 2010. The summit convenes extraordinary leaders such as Meryl Streep, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Angelina Jolie and Christine Lagarde as well as inspirational activists and political change-makers from all over the world to come and share their stories, and offer solutions to building a better life for women and girls. Prior to this, in October 2008 Brown launched and edited the award-winning digital news site The Daily Beast. 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 and lives in New York City.
While editing ‘Vanity Fair’ in the ’80s and ’90s, Daily Beast founder Tina Brown confided some of her best dish to her now published diary, including this gem about Jackie Kennedy.
James Comey may have cleared Clinton’s ‘new’ emails, but voters in a recent poll still, somehow, see Trump—who’s created an alternate reality with his falsehoods—as more honest.
After a quarter-century of hell week, Hillary Clinton was rewarded for her courage and competence. Now, one final bully stands between her and the White House.
Watching the glossy, shiny reality TV-friendly Trumps in action this week in Cleveland reminds us, depressingly, just how debased American democracy has become.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s intemperate outburst at Donald Trump shows how much of his toxin has invaded the body politic’s bloodstream. Why has everyone lost the plot?
Michael Gove may have successfully plotted Boris Johnson’s downfall, but his political life may yet be long. Until then, Theresa May is best placed to clear up the Brexit mess.
Boris Johnson may appear shambolic. He is anything but. The UK’s possible next prime minister is an upper-class master of schmoozing and game-playing.
The Koch brothers and George Soros might have been on opposite sides last Tuesday, but they were united on one issue—our system of mass incarceration needs urgent reform.
On Mother’s Day don’t just grieve for the heartbroken moms in Nigeria, spare a thought for mothers all over the world whose daughters have been taken from them.