Arianna Huffington

Arianna Huffington

Huffington Post

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Arianna Huffington is the co-founder and editor of the Webby Award-wining online newpaper, HuffingtonPost.com, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of eleven books. She is also co-host of "Left, Right & Center," public radio’s popular political roundtable program. Her weekly commentary is syndicated in newspapers across the country by Tribune Media Services.

On May 9, she launched The Huffington Post, an Internet publishing venture featuring an innovative group blog where some of this country's most creative minds weigh in on topics great and small, political and cultural, important or just plain entertaining. At the 2008 Webby awards, she was honored for Best Political Website and as the People’s Voice winner in the  Political Category.

Originally from Greece, she moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge University with an M.A. in economics. At 21, she became president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. Her latest book is Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream. Her other books include:

Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe (2008)
Fanatics and Fools: The Game Plan for Winning Back America, offers a scathing portrait of our contemporary political landscape with a bold, inspiring and practical approach to restoring America to the promise envisioned by our greatest leaders. It was published in 2004.
Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America, a New York Times bestseller, was published in 2003.
How to Overthrow the Government, on the corruption of our political system and the need for reform, was published in 2000.
• Greetings from the Lincoln Bedroom,” a political satire, was published in 1998.
The Fourth Instinct, on the longing for meaning in a secular world, was published in 1994.
Picasso: Creator and Destroyer, a biography of Pablo Picasso was published in 1988. It was a major international bestseller, translated into 16 languages. The book was made into a film starring Anthony Hopkins as Picasso and produced by Merchant-Ivory for Warner Bros.
The Gods of Greece, celebrates the power of myths as guides to forgotten dimensions of life and ourselves. Atlantic Monthly Press republished it with paintings by Françoise Gilot
The Woman behind the Legend, published in 1981, a biography of Maria Callas quickly became an international bestseller.
• After Reason,” on political leadership and the intersection of politics and culture was published in 1978.
The Female Woman, on the changing roles of women, was published in 1974 by Random House and translated into 11 languages.
On Becoming Fearless: a Roadmap for Women

Huffington has made guest appearances on numerous television shows, including "Charlie Rose," "Oprah," "Nightline," "Real Time with Bill Maher," "Inside Politics," "Larry King Live," Hardball," Good Morning America," the "Today" show, "Countdown" and "The O'Reilly Factor."

She serves on several boards that promote community solutions to social problems, including A Place Called Home that works with at-risk children in South Central Los Angeles. She also serves on the Board of Trustees for the Archer School for Girls, and the board of the Reform Institute that works on campaign and election reform issues.

Arianna Huffington lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.

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