Photo credit: Art Strieber

Photo credit: Art Strieber

Arianna Huffington is co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, a nationally syndicated columnist, co-host of public radio’s popular “Left, Right & Center”, and author of Third World America (Crown).

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.

She is the author of numerous books. In Third World America she examines how America’s past political, economic and educational decisions are impacting the American dream, and what we can do to restart the engines of American prosperity and revitalize the middle class. Arianna Huffington’s Third World America is sure to spark debate over the best responses to the problems America is facing, and provide grist for the mill for people of all political persuasions.

FinemanArianna Huffington was interviewed by Howard Fineman. Fineman is widely respected throughout the news industry for his knowledge of the political landscape. Recently named senior political editor for The Huffington Post, Fineman will be responsible for directing the shape of the popular news destination site’s political coverage from its Washington bureau.

As former senior Washington correspondent and columnist for Newsweek, Fineman has reported from the nation’s capital since 1980. His Living Politics column also appears weekly on Newsweek.com and MSNBC.com. He also serves as a political analyst for NBC News and is a frequent contributor to Hardball with Chris Matthews and Countdown with Keith Olbermann. Fineman’s latest best-selling book, The Thirteen American Arguments, was released in paperback in March 2009.

Fineman began his career at The Courier-Journal covering state politics, before joining the paper’s Washington Bureau in 1978. He holds an M.S. in journalism from Columbia and a J.D. from the Louis D. Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.