Arianna Huffington is the cofounder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that has become one of the most widely read media sources on the internet. Huffington has been involved directly and indirectly in politics for decades as an analyst, a commentator, and a candidate for California governorship in 2003. She is also a nationally syndicated columnist and the author of twelve books, including The Fourth Instinct, Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption Are Undermining America, and a popular biography of Pablo Picasso, Picasso: Creator and Destroyer. In addition to her writing, Huffington is cohost of “Left, Right & Center,” a popular political roundtable program on public radio. In 2006, she was named one of Time magazine’s one hundred most influential people in the world.
Originally from Greece, Huffington moved to England when she was sixteen. She attended Cambridge University and graduated with an M.A. in economics. While there she became the first female president of the famed debating society, the Cambridge Union. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her two daughters.