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Lydia Polgreen

Head of Content at Gimlet Media, Former Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost & Award-Winning International Journalist

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Lydia Polgreen is an award winning journalist and media executive who currently serves as Managing Director at Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify. Prior to that, Polgreen served as editor in chief of HuffPost, leading a team of more than 600 journalists publishing 16 editions in nine languages. She joined HuffPost in January 2017 after a 15 year career at the New York Times that included roles as Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Ms. Polgreen was a staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel and the Albany Times Union.

She received her B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College in 1997. In 2000 she graduated, with honors, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with her M.S. in journalism.

Ms. Polgreen was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in Darfur. She received the 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting, for her series, “The Spoils”, a riveting account of how mineral wealth has brought misery and exploitation to much of Africa. In 2007, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, she was awarded the Columbia University Medal for Excellence.

Ms. Polgreen serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Ms. Polgreen grew up in Kenya, Ghana and Minnesota. She currently resides in New York with her wife, documentary photographer Candace Feit.

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Lydia Polgreen

Head of Content at Gimlet Media, Former Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost & Award-Winning International Journalist

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Lydia Polgreen Biography

Lydia Polgreen is an award winning journalist and media executive who currently serves as Managing Director at Gimlet, a podcast studio at Spotify. Prior to that, Polgreen served as editor in chief of HuffPost, leading a team of more than 600 journalists publishing 16 editions in nine languages. She joined HuffPost in January 2017 after a 15 year career at the New York Times that included roles as Associate Masthead Editor, Deputy International Editor, South Africa bureau chief, a correspondent for the New Delhi bureau and chief of the West Africa bureau. Before joining The Times, Ms. Polgreen was a staff writer for the Orlando Sentinel and the Albany Times Union.

She received her B.A. in liberal arts from St. John’s College in 1997. In 2000 she graduated, with honors, from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism with her M.S. in journalism.

Ms. Polgreen was a 2006 recipient of the George Polk Award for foreign reporting, in recognition of her travels deep into the war-torn western regions of Sudan to report on the carnage in Darfur. She received the 2008 Livingston Award for international reporting, for her series, “The Spoils”, a riveting account of how mineral wealth has brought misery and exploitation to much of Africa. In 2007, she was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. In 2011, she was awarded the Columbia University Medal for Excellence.

Ms. Polgreen serves on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Journalism Review and the Board of Directors of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

Ms. Polgreen grew up in Kenya, Ghana and Minnesota. She currently resides in New York with her wife, documentary photographer Candace Feit.

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  • How to book Lydia Polgreen?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Lydia Polgreen for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Lydia Polgreen, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Lydia Polgreen or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Lydia Polgreen?

    Booking fees for Lydia Polgreen, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Lydia Polgreen, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Lydia Polgreen?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Lydia Polgreen for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Lydia Polgreen for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Lydia Polgreen or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Lydia Polgreen or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Lydia Polgreen is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Lydia Polgreen for your event is available upon request. Lydia Polgreen generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are LZ Granderson, Meredith Artley, Lou Chibbaro Jr., Emil Wilbekin and Nazanin Rafsanjani. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Lydia Polgreen for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • 2020 MAKERS Primary featuring Katie Couric, Lydia Polgreen and ...
    Katie Couric Media, hosts the MAKERS Primary with Lydia Polgreen, ... Lydia Polgreen and Brittany Shepherd| The 2020 MAKERS Conference.
    Tarana Burke and Lydia Polgreen | The 2019 MAKERS Conference ...
    Tarana Burke, activist, advocate and founder, 'me too' movement, talks to Lydia Polgreen, Editor in Chief, HuffPost, about how empathy ...

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