Women in the World 2011: Tina Brown
Tina Brown is the EIC of Newsweek and The Daily Beast.
Brown is the author of the 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Diana Chronicles. She has written for numerous publications, including The Times of London, The Spectator, and The Washington Post. Brown graduated with an M.A. from Oxford at St Anne's College and authored two plays: Under the Bamboo Tree, performed at the Edinburgh Festival, and Happy Yellow at the London fringe Bush Theater. Her journalism career began in 1973 writing for the London Sunday Times, The New Statesman, and The Sunday Telegraph. Her writings from this era are collected in two books, Life As a Party and Loose Talk.
Brown’s revitalization of publications began at Tatler—she became editor in chief in 1979; circulation rose dramatically and the magazine was purchased by Condé Nast in 1982. She became editor in chief of Vanity Fair at the end of 1983. With Brown at the helm from 1984-1992, they won four National Magazine Awards; she was named Advertising Age’s first Magazine Editor of the Year. In 1992, Brown took on revitalizing The New Yorker. In her 6½-year tenure, circulation increased 28 percent; in 1992, Brown was the first magazine editor to be honored with the National Press Foundation's Editor of the Year Award. In 1998, she co-founded Talk Media with Harvey and Bob Weinstein of Miramax, launched Talk magazine and Talk Miramax Books. From April 2003-May 2005 Brown hosted CNBC’s Topic A with Tina Brown.
Brown is married to Sir Harold Evans, former editor of the Sunday Times of London and president of Random House. They have two children, George and Isabel, and reside in New York.