Willow Bay, editor-at-large of The Huffington Post, is a television journalist and author. Bay is currently Executive Producer and Host of Lifetime Television's Spotlight 25, a multi-platform research initiative and television special that offers a unique look into the lives of today's twenty-something women.
Bay anchored CNN's Moneyline News Hour, the network's flagship financial news program, providing viewers with a live evening roundup of the day's business and financial news with in-depth coverage of the markets, economic data, and top business stories. From her unique vantage point on the West Coast, Bay took viewers into the heart of the new economy, profiling companies and their CEOs, including Amazon, GM/Hughes Electronics, and Cisco Systems, Inc. Bay has interviewed such business leaders as Oracle's Larry Ellison, Coca-Cola's Doug Daft, Microsoft’s Bill Gates, and News Corp.'s Rupert Murdoch, as well as political leaders such as Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Bay also anchored CNN's weekend marquee business news programs, Business Unusual and Pinnacle, both of which profiled the personalities and companies behind business news headlines.
In addition, Bay has anchored other CNN programs including CNN NewsStand. The shows provided an examination of the most pressing news and issues of the day through a mix of hard news and features. As a co-anchor for CNN & Entertainment Weekly and CNN & Fortune, she covered a variety of topics affecting business, including reports on the economics of Hollywood blockbusters, the financial forecast for Broadway, and the recording industry's battle to distribute music online. She has interviewed such entertainment industry leaders as Oprah Winfrey, Robert Altman, and Dame Judi Dench. CNN & Fortune received the National Association of Black Journalists Award for Bay's profile of entrepreneur and former NBA star Magic Johnson.
Prior to joining CNN, Bay served as a co-anchor of ABC's Good Morning America/Sunday for four years, and as a correspondent for ABC's World News Saturday and World News Sunday. In her reporting for ABC News, Bay covered many issues relevant to children and families: binge drinking on college campuses, the dangers to children of excess caffeine consumption, and new treatment options for ADHD, among them.
From 1991-1998, Bay was co-host with Ahmad Rashad of NBA Inside Stuff, the NBA's weekly magazine show on NBC. Earlier in her career, she served as a correspondent for NBC's Today.
Bay graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a B.A. in literature and went on to earn a master's degree from New York University's Stern School of Business.
Bay is married to Bob Iger, President and CEO, the Walt Disney Company (the parent company of ABC). Together, they have four children.