Nina Easton

Nina Easton

Co-CEO, SellersEaston Media; former Washington Editor, Fortune; Co-Chair, Fortune Global Forum; Chair, Fortune Most Powerful Women International; 2012 Harvard Kennedy School Fellow; Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies (current)

Nina Easton is Co-CEO of SellersEaston Media, a multimedia firm telling stories of impactful leadership. In that capacity, she has written memoirs of leaders, produced a documentary on a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, executive-produced a civil rights documentary, and produced films and live events for the LBJ School at the University of Texas, among other projects.

Nina served as Fortune magazine’s Washington editor from 2006 to 2016, writing an award-winning column on politics, business, and the global economy. Until 2020, she also chaired Fortune Most Powerful Women International and co-chaired the Fortune Global Forum,  producing and moderating thought leadership events for business and government leaders in the U.S., Canada, Asia, and Europe.

In 2012, she served as a dual fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, at both the Shorenstein Center and the Institute for Politics.  She is currently a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where she co-founded and hosts the global affairs series Smart Women, Smart Power. She serves as a board member for the nonprofit Vital Voices.

From 2004 to 2016, she was a contributing political analyst on Fox News’ primetime news shows, including Special Report and Fox News Sunday, and a commentator on such programs as Meet the Press and Face the Nation.

Nina’s critically acclaimed 2002 book on the rise of the post-Reagan conservative movement, “Gang of Five: Leaders at the Center of the Conservative Crusade,” ranks on the Vox list of “books to read to understand the world.”  In 2004, she co-authored “John F. Kerry: A Complete Biography” while serving as the Boston Globe’s deputy DC bureau chief. In 1983, she co-authored “Reagan’s Ruling Class,” a Washington Post best-seller profiling top administration officials.

During a decade-long tenure reporting for the Los Angeles Times, she won numerous national awards. Nina is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of U.C. Berkeley.