Timothy L. O'Brien is the Executive Editor of The Huffington Post, where he oversees all of the site's original reporting efforts.
Prior to joining the HuffPost in early 2011, Tim was was an editor at The New York Times, where he oversaw the Sunday Business section. Tim helped oversee a team of Times reporters that was a finalist for a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service in 2009 for coverage of the financial crisis. The Times series that emerged from that work, "The Reckoning," was also a winner of a 2009 Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism.
Tim is currently writing a series of historical thrillers for Random House that are set shortly after the Lincoln Assassination.
Prior to becoming Sunday Business editor in 2006, Tim was a staff writer with the Times. Among the topics and people he has written about for the paper are Wall Street, Russia, Manhattan's art world, cybercrimes and identity theft, Warren Buffett, geopolitics, international finance, digital media, Hollywood, terrorism and terrorist financing, money laundering, gambling and white-collar fraud. He was part of a Times team that won a Loeb Award for Distinguished Business Journalism in 1999.
Tim has also been a staff writer with The Wall Street Journal and Talk Magazine, and he began his journalism career at National Geographic.
He is the author of a biography of Donald Trump, "TrumpNation: The Art of Being the Donald," and another non-fiction book, "Bad Bet: The Inside Story of the Glamour, Glitz, and Danger of America's Gambling Industry."
Tim has a B.A. cum laude in literature from Georgetown University, an M.A. in U.S. History from Columbia University, an M.S. in Journalism from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia University. He has lived and worked in Europe, South America and Asia.