Tina Brown, Chronicler of Princess Diana, the Clintons to Speak at UB

By Sue Wuetcher

Release Date: February 19, 2008 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Magazine editor and author Tina Brown will speak at 8 p.m. March 5 in the Mainstage theater in the Center for the Arts on the University at Buffalo North (Amherst) Campus as part of UB's Distinguished Speakers Series.

Brown was only 25 when she became editor-in-chief of England's oldest glossy, The Tatler, reviving the nearly defunct 270-year-old magazine with an attitude and style that gave it a 300-percent circulation rise. She went on to become editor-in-chief of Vanity Fair and won four National Magazine Awards. In 1992, she became the first female editor of The New Yorker, raising newsstand circulation by 145 percent. In 2000, Brown was awarded C.B.E. (Commander of the British Empire) from Queen Elizabeth.

She is the author of a popular biography of Princess Diana, "The Diana Chronicles," and has signed with Broadway Doubleday Publishing Group to focus on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton in "The Clinton Chronicles," scheduled to be released in 2010.

Tickets for Brown's lecture are available at the Center for the Arts box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com.

For more information, visit http://www.specialevents.buffalo.edu/distinguishedspeakers.shtml.