Fast Company’s Sharma is joining Thrive Global
Shalini Sharma, who led video and partnerships at Fast Company, has been hired as head of video at Arianna Huffington’s Thrive Global, reports Jocelyn Johnson of The Wrap.
Johnson writes, “Having spent a decade prior to that at major news networks like ABC News and NBC on the ‘Today’ show, Sharma is what Huffington calls ‘a kind of triple threat.’
“‘We are expanding our video business and we are very lucky to have Shalini, who is a kind of triple threat in video having worked in TV for networks and cable and now in digital-first. We feel she was the perfect person to come and lead video,’ said Huffington, who has filled out her senior leadership team over the last few months with powerful women such as Cheryl Porro and Yardley Ip Pohl to chief tech and chief product officers, respectively.
“For Huffington, Thrive Global’s ‘editorially aligned’ formats like ‘The Long Game,’ a series produced with Vice that shows the ways athletes feel performance is impacted when rest, sleep and regenerative therapies are neglected, and ‘Turning Points,’ which shows how millennial women changed their lives after burnout, are one angle the company will continue to take with video. But, with Sharma leading the charge, Thrive Global plans to also ramp up the company’s branded entertainment efforts.”
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