Armed with a quick wit, unique voice and award-winning journalistic chops, Paula Froelich became the editor-in-chief of Yahoo Travel in April of 2013 after a stint as a senior writer at Newsweek and four years as a freelance journalist writing about politics, travel and pop culture. Her unique vision for the page has turned it into a must-read destination for anyone interested in being inspired, entertained, and motivated to engage the world and suck the marrow out of life. In six short months Yahoo Travel went from primarily a booking site to the largest travel content site in the world.
Her new video series, A Broad Abroad, is one of the first female-hosted travel adventure series of its kind. In it Paula invites viewers to explore the unknown and discover the unexpected in both familiar and exotic locales around the world. Her motto: Be Adventurous. Be Bold. Be Brave. Reclaim Yourself.
Paula is a New York Times best-selling author of the novel, Mercury In Retrograde. From 1999-2009, she was the Deputy Editor of the New York Post’s highly influential gossip column, “Page Six.” During her tenure she was seen by millions of viewers as a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and The Insider and appeared as a guest on The View, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Today Show and Good Morning America.
Prior to The New York Post, Paula was a financial reporter covering interest rate swaps and over the counter derivatives for Dow Jones Newswires and Institutional Investor. She has written for Playboy, Marie Claire, Newsweek, Digiday and The Daily Beast.
In January 2012 she won a Gold Medal award from the North American Travel Journalists Association for her Playboy article, “Down And Out In Baghdad.” As a digital consultant, she helped the Sundance Channel win a CableFax award in the Integrated Marketing Campaign Category.
A gifted orator, Paula has been a featured speaker at TBEX, ATMEX, ATWS, PhoCusWright and the New York Times Travel Summit
Paula is originally from Ohio and Kentucky and loves to travel to places where the USD still means something.