Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor of the HuffingtonPost.com, a news and blog site launched in May 2005 which quickly became one of the most widely-read, linked to, and frequently cited media brands on the Internet. Ms. Huffington is also a nationally syndicated columnist and co-host of Left, Right & Center, public radio's popular political roundtable program. In 2006, she was named to the Time 100, Time magazine's list of the world's 100 most influential people. Ms. Huffington has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Charlie Rose Show, Oprah, Nightline, Inside Politics, Larry King Live, Hardball, The Today Show, and The O'Reilly Factor, among others. In 1996, Ms. Huffington and comedian Al Franken participated in Comedy Central's coverage of the 1996 U.S. presidential election for which she and the writing team of Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher were nominated for an Emmy.
A prolific author, Ms. Huffington has written eleven books, including On Becoming Fearless....in Love, Work and Life, published in 2006, Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America (2004), and Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America, a New York Times bestseller published in 2003. Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics.