Nina Easton is a bestselling author, magazine writer, and TV commentator. She won numerous national awards during a decade with the Los Angeles Times, and later as senior editor and writer at Fortune, covering politics, the economy, and foreign affairs. Her resume includes award-winning columns and rich profiles of U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and “The Huntsmans: Inside an American Dynasty.”
Nina is currently chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International and co-chair of the Fortune Global Forum —conceiving and casting high-profile live events, and conducting interviews with the some of the biggest names in global business and international affairs. Her critically-acclaimed political history, Gang of Five, drawing on hundreds of interviews and archival research, ranks on the Vox list of “books to read to understand the world.”
Her live interviews are in demand beyond Fortune, and she regularly appears on stage in front of leading industry groups. At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the prominent Washington D.C. foreign affairs think tank, Nina hosts the global affairs series of live events and iTunes podcasts “Smart Women, Smart Power,” bringing world leaders and diplomats to the stage for insightful interviews.
For more than a decade, Nina has been a familiar face on television as a regular commentator on Fox News’ primetime news shows, and as a political analyst on such programs as Meet the Press, Face the Nation, and Charlie Rose. In 2012, she was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, teaching and producing influential research on wealth in America.
Over the course of a three-decade media career, Nina has interviewed top figures in politics (including Barack Obama, Condoleezza Rice, Christine Lagarde) and in business (ranging from prominent CEOs such as Meg Whitman to groundbreaking pioneers like Steve Wozniak). At the Los Angeles Times, Nina profiled such Hollywood legends as Bette Davis, Meryl Streep, and Denzel Washington.
With former U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta
Appearing on Fox News
With former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
With Melinda Gates