Nina Easton is chair of Fortune Most Powerful Women International and co-chairs the Fortune Global Forum. At the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), she 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. She is also founding partner of SellersEaston Media, as well as a TV commentator, 2012 Harvard Kennedy School fellow, and award-winning author and columnist. Nina has been a regular analyst on prime-time Fox News shows for more than a decade, and has also provided commentary on such programs as NBC’s Meet the Press, CBS’s Face the Nation, and Charlie Rose.
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.”
Prior to joining Fortune, she won numerous awards during a decade-long tenure as a Sunday magazine writer at the Los Angeles Times. She also served as deputy Washington bureau chief for the Boston Globe, where she co-authored the book John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography and coordinated much of the paper’s national political coverage.
Nina grew up in California and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley.