Jimmy Soni is a contributing editor and weekly columnist for the Washington Examiner and a senior advisor to the CEO and Editor-in-chief of The New York Observer Media Group. He writes on the intersection of technology, policy, and politics, covering a range of topics and exploring how modern technologies interact with the instruments of government and regulation.
He served most recently as the Managing Editor of The Huffington Post, a position he was appointed to at age 26. During his tenure, The Huffington Post grew its audience from 40M to 90M UVs,expanded to 11 overseas markets and won a Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, among other awards. He oversaw an editorial team of 350 staff and managed editorial operations for all sites within The Huffington Post Media Group. Named one of AdWeek's "Young Influentials," Forbes 30 under 30 and Crain's New York 40 under 40, Jimmy has been featured in Politico, Vogue Magazine and Lifehacker, among others.
He is the co-author of the first-ever modern biography of the ancient Roman Senator Cato (St. Martin's-MacMillan, 2012) and is currently at work on a biography of the mathematician and "founder of digital information" Claude Shannon (Simon and Schuster, 2016).
He has also been a strategy consultant at McKinsey and company as well as a speechwriter for the Mayor of the District of Columbia. He studied on a full scholarship (The University Scholarship) at Duke University, where he graduated with honors and was awarded a George Mitchell Scholarship for post-graduate study in Ireland. He is an avid runner and ultra-marathon runner, has completed a 50 mile race, and is currently training for a 75-mile run.
He was born in Toulouse, France, grew up in suburban Chicago, and lives in New York City.
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