Lydia Polgreen

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Lydia Polgreen
Born Lydia Frances Polgreen
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s)

The Huffington Post

The New York Times

Lydia Frances Polgreen (born 1975) is a journalist who is the editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. She was previously the editorial director of NYT Global at the New York Times, and the West Africa bureau chief for the same publication, based in Dakar, Senegal, from 2005-2009. She has won many awards, most recently the Livingston award in 2009.[1] She has also reported from India.[2][3] She was then based in Johannesburg, South Africa where she was the New York Times Johannesburg Bureau Chief.


Polgreen graduated from St. John's College in 1997 and Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2000. Polgreen graduated with honors.

In 2006, Polgreen was awarded a George Polk Award, awarded annual by Long Island University, in foreign reporting for her coverage of ethnic violence in Sudan's Darfur region.

In February 2008 she covered the Battle of N'Djamena in Chad. The French freelance photographer Benedicte Kurzen illustrates some of her work in N'Djamena.

In April 2016, she became editorial director of NYT Global for the New York Times.[4] On December 6, 2016 she left the New York Times and took the position of Editor-In-Chief of The Huffington Post, replacing the founder Arianna Huffington.[4]


  1. ^ "Lydia Polgreen". The New York Times. Retrieved 18 April 2010. 
  2. ^ John Koblin (October 21, 2008). "Times' Beijing Bureau Chief Takes On India". The New York Observer. Retrieved August 26, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Photo from AP Photo". 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-27. 
  4. ^ a b "Lydia Polgreen Named Editor-In-Chief Of The Huffington Post". Huffington Post. 6 December 2016. 

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