Jimmy Soni

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Jimmy Soni
Born Toulouse, France
Occupation Author, columnist, editor
Nationality American
Alma mater Duke University (BA)

Jimmy Soni is an author and former managing editor of The Huffington Post.[1][2]


Soni was born to Rajasthani parents in Toulouse, France, and raised in Chicago, Illinois.[3] He attended Duke University and graduated in 2007.[4] During his time at Duke he was chairman of the Honors Council and Vice President of Duke Student Government.[5][6]


Soni has been the managing editor at The Huffington Post since January 2012.[7] Previously he had worked as a strategy consultant at McKinsey and Company, as well as a speech writer at the office of the Mayor of the District of Columbia.[8]

Soni has co-authored several pieces with fellow Duke graduate Rob Goodman; their work has been featured in Politico, The Huffington Post, Business Insider, AdWeek, and The Atlantic, among others.[1][2][7][9][10] In 2012, Thomas Dunne Books a division of St. Martin's Press, published their first book a biography of Cato the Younger, titled Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar.[7][11][12]

In 2012, Soni was named to AdWeek's "Young Influentials", a list of 20 people under 40 "who are wicked smart and rebooting your world".[2] He was featured at a TEDx event held at Duke University in March 2012.[5][13] The In May 2014, Soni transferred to India where he was in charge of launching the Huffington Post in the country.[14] He left the company before the launch to focus on writing a book.[15]

In 2014, Forbes named Soni one of the 30 people under 30 years of age in the media.[16] That same year the New York Observer listed him as the most "poachable" tech talent.[17] Previously, Soni was named one of Crain Communications' 40 Under Forty talents.[18]

In 2016, Soni worked with Eric Greitens on his successful campaign for Governor in Missouri.[19]


  1. ^ a b Byers, Dylan (January 10, 2012). "Nico Pitney out, Jimmy Soni in at HuffPost". Politico. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Young Influentials Adweek picks 20 under 40 who are wicked smart and rebooting your world". AdWeek. March 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Man of Letters Vogue India. May 25, 2015
  4. ^ Pompeo, Joe (January 10, 2012). "Top Arianna Huffington Deputy, managing editor Nico Pitney, to leave The Huffington Post". Capital New York. 
  5. ^ a b "A Day in the Life of a Day". TEDx. 
  6. ^ Soni, Jimmy (May 18, 2010). "WLP Alumni Profile – Jimmy Soni, Class of 2004". Washington Leadership Program. 
  7. ^ a b c Lincoln, Kevin (January 10, 2012). "This 26-Year-Old Is About To Become The Managing Editor Of The Huffington Post". Business Insider. Archived from the original on May 3, 2013. 
  8. ^ Tate, Ryan (January 10, 2012). "Meet the 26-Year-Old Assistant Now Managing the Huffington Post Newsroom". Gawker. 
  9. ^ Soni, Jimmy (May 29, 2012). "National Security As Culture War: Why Civil Libertarians Lose the Argument". The Huffington Post. 
  10. ^ Soni, Jimmy (August 10, 2011). "Happy Birthday, Herbert Hoover: The Lost Legacy of a Hated President". The Atlantic. 
  11. ^ "Rome's Last Citizen: The Life and Legacy of Cato, Mortal Enemy of Caesar". Amazon. 
  12. ^ "Jimmy Soni on DukeConnect". DukeConnect. 
  13. ^ Lloyd, Glorida (April 2, 2012). "TEDxDuke speakers encourage innovation". Duke Chronicle. 
  14. ^ http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/media/2014/05/8545835/huffpost-me-jimmy-soni-transfers-india
  15. ^ http://www.adweek.com/news/technology/huffpost-india-launching-thanksgiving-week-159623
  16. ^ Bercovici, Jeff 30 Under 30: The Next Generation of Media Moguls, Machers and Mavens Forbes. May 25, 2015
  17. ^ Mulshine, Molly, Jordyn Taylor, Jack Smith IV Betabeat's 2014 Most Poachable Tech Talent New York Observer. May 25, 2015
  18. ^ 40 Under Forty Crain's New York Business. May 25, 2015
  19. ^ Erickson, Kurt. "Former Huffington Post editor on Greitens transition team".