Eden Collinsworth began her career in book publishing at Doubleday & Company. She joined Arbor House in 1976 and was named its President and Publisher in 1983. During her tenure, the company published authors Elmore Leonard, A.R. Gurney, Anthony Burgess and Ken Follett, among others.
Ms. Collinsworth founded BUZZ, Inc. in 1990. With Ms. Collinsworth as president and CEO, the company launched BUZZ Magazine, a Los Angeles-based monthly lifestyle publication, in 1991. BUZZ drew unanimous praise for its editorial quality, drawing contributing editors ranging from Jan Morris and Sandra Bernhard to Edward Humes and Edmund White. BUZZ was nominated for a National Magazine Award in 1996.
Between 1999 and 2008, Ms. Collinsworth was Vice President of The Hearst Corporation and its Director of Cross Media Business Development. She was responsible for identifying and pursuing development opportunities which cross all Hearst divisions, including magazines, newspapers, cable, syndication, and broadcast.
Ms. Collinsworth has been profiled in Fortune Magazine; Vanity Fair; The New York Times (Business Section); and The Wall Street Journal. She is the author of a novel, It Might Have Been What He Said, and has lectured on Media Issues in U.S., Japan, and China.
Ms. Collinsworth graduated from Bennington College with a B.A. She joined the Institute in September 2008.