Kristi Halford is VP, Business Development & Partnerships for CNN Digital Worldwide. Since joining CNN Digital in 2012, she has been leading the business development and partnership efforts across all platforms with a focus on driving new revenue and audience.

    Prior to CNN, Halford held a number of roles across The Walt Disney Interactive Media Group in both New York and Los Angeles, including leading business and sales development efforts for the Disney Mom and Family Portfolio of sites. She has also worked with EarthLink leading business development and has done independent consulting within the digital space for both start-up organizations and multi-million dollar global brands with a focus on strategic development and new business opportunities.

    Halford began her digital career with The Walt Disney Internet Group as an MBA intern. She holds an MBA from Fordham University and a BA from Baylor University.