When your work and profession impacts the lives of other people who would treat you like their idol, then your work has some value to it. Among such inspirational figures is Lydia Polgreen who has touched the lives of thousands of people who look up to her.
Lydia is an American journalist known for her daring news reporting during her career. She is also a role model for the African-American and gay communities. She is the Editor in Chief of the prestigious news portal 'The Huffington Post.'
Openly Gay Lydia's Married Life With Beautiful Wife
The former journalist of The New York Times, Lydia is openly gay. In an interview with Out magazine on 31 March 2017, she said that she was always different than the other girls of her age. When she met other lesbians in her college days, she figured out that she was also a lesbian and was sure that she doesn’t want a husband in her life. Lydia openly defends the LGBT and black ethnic communities for their rights.
Lydia is now married to Candace Feit. Her wife is a documentary photographer and is often seen attending public events with her. During the initial phase of their married life, they lived a low-key life in West Africa because of various homicides and violence towards the people of the gay community. Currently, they reside in Brooklyn with their three dogs.
Lydia poses with her wife Candace and Arianna Huffington (Photo: Twitter)
The lovebirds were also spotted together in a social media post of Arianna Huffington of 6 December 2016. Former editor in chief, Arianna even said that she was excited that her successor will be Lydia Polgreen.
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How Much Is Lydia’s Net Worth?
Lydia has been deriving her net worth from her journalism career since 2005. The reputed journalist is currently accumulating her wealth from her job as an Editor in Chief of Huffington Post for more than a year.
Lydia was appointed as an Editor in Chief of the world-renowned news portal The Huffington post by replacing Ariana Huffington in January 2017. The average salary of Editor in Chief in the United States is $73,105 as per Payscale. As the EIC of the prestigious company and having experience in journalism for over a decade, she is likely to earn much more than average pay.
After the graduation, she started working at The New York Times as West Africa Bureau Chief since January 2005. She also worked as South Asia Correspondent, Deputy International Editor, and Editorial Director for The New York Times. The American journalist has received the George Polk Award in Foreign Reporting for her reporting of ethnic violence in the Darfur region of Sudan in 2006. After serving The New York Times for twelve years, she left her office in December 2016 for a job in HuffPost.
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Lydia Polgreen was born in 1975 in the United States of America as Lydia Frances Polgreen. She holds an American nationality and belongs to African-American ethnicity. She stands tall with decent height and well proportionate body figures.
The American journalist completed her college education from St. John’s College in 1997. She later graduated from Columbia University in 2000 with a degree in Journalism.