Award-winning online and print journalist, public speaker and author

Screen Shot 2015-07-31 at 13.30.44.png


I'm an award-winning journalist of 15 years and a digital editorial expert, having worked as UK Executive Editor and Global Lifestyle Head for HuffPost. I currently work freelance for The Pool, Guardian, Red magazine, Stylist, Women's Health, The Debrief and the Daily Telegraph. At HuffPost, I worked as deputy to the Editor-in-Chief, and managed two core teams - Life (Lifestyle, Tech, Style and Parents) as well as our Blogs team. I've led editorial innovation and projects around women, men and parenting, which have been cross-platform across blogs, video and editorial.

Apart from working closely with Commercial, Marketing, Comms and Audience Development teams, I also represented the company externally and internally at a brand level speaking publicly. I'm also well experienced with radio and TV.

I'm chair on the print category for judging the Own Media Awards, and have sat on judging panels for British Book Awards, Sony World Photography and First Women.

My debut non-fiction book Chase The Rainbow (Simon & Schuster) is out now; I am currently working on In Search Of Silence (Book 2). My agent is Rowan Lawton at Furniss Lawton. 



Find out about more about Poorna's speaking work across TV, radio, conferences, panel discussions and live video events

Learn More →


'Everyone must read this book' wrote Arianna Huffington about Poorna's debut book Chase The Rainbow

Find Out How →


All The Nonsense I Get Up To On Instagram...