Tina Brown, renowned magazine editor, best-selling author and founder of TheDailyBeast.com, discusses Princess Diana and celebrity culture. Brown is the author of The Diana Chronicles, a penetrating and absorbing account of the "people's princess."
This program supports the Constitution Center's fall exhibition, Diana: A Celebration.
Tina Brown is a journalist, magazine editor, columnist and talk-show host. Born a British citizen, she has since taken United States citizenship.
She rose to prominence in the American media industry as the editor of the magazines Vanity Fair from 1984 to 1992 and of The New Yorker from 1992 to 1998.
In October 2008 she partnered with Barry Diller, chairman of IAC/InterActiveCorp to found and edit The Daily Beast. In November 2010, The Daily Beast announced that it will merge with the American weekly news magazine Newsweek in a joint venture to form The Newsweek Daily Beast Company. Brown will serve as Editor-in-Chief of both publications.
An award-winning journalist, Purdum joined Vanity Fair as national editor in 2006. Purdum had spent the last 23 years at the New York Times, where he started as a copyboy in 1982. He was most recently a correspondent in the Washington bureau, where he also served as a diplomatic and White House correspondent.
From 1997 until 2001, Purdum was the Los Angeles bureau chief. He also held the positions of metropolitan reporter and city-hall bureau chief in New York.