Arianna Huffington Reflects on Losing Friend Nora Ephron (VIDEO)

[ 0 ] June 30, 2012 |

The late Nora Ephron, remembered for her career as a writer and filmmaker of hit movies like “When Harry Met Sally” and “Sleepless in Seattle,” was also an avid blogger and Contributing Editor at The Huffington Post. She was a “sounding board” for HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington and had a large hand in the direction of the blogging platform. Watch Huffington share her fondest moments of Nora Ephron and what she meant to The Huffington Post:

Nora Ephron (left) & Arianna Huffington (right) at HuffPost's 2010 Game Changers event.

“Nora was a critical part of HuffPost,” Huffington told genConnect. “She was an amazing cheerleader. At the beginning when there were a lot of naysayers, she was a great sounding board for me. She was an Editor-at-Large who became a blogging evangelist.”

More than just an editor for the Web site, Ephron created the incredibly popular HuffPost Divorce section.

“Over breakfast, she said to me, ‘We should start a divorce section,'” Huffington said. “She gave it the tagline, because as she puts it, ‘marriage comes and goes, but divorce is forever.'”

Ephron died June 25 of pneumonia brought on by acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.

genConnect is credentialed press at the 2012 Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo., where we are interviewing the premier speakers and attendees at the conference. For more of our video interviews and articles from the Ideas Festival, click here.

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About Arianna Huffington: Arianna Huffington is the president and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, a nationally syndicated columnist, and author of thirteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site [...]
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