November 5, 2009 - 8:09pm
Hefner speaks on her experience in the magazine industry, pornography and the demographics of Playboy.

Playboy is pornography? Not according to Christie Hefner.

Hefner, the former CEO of Playboy and daughter of its robe-wearing founder, Hugh Hefner, visited the Syracuse University campus Wednesday and Thursday. She shared insights from her experience in the magazine industry during a public lecture on Wednesday and later spoke to The NewsHouse about pornography and the demographics of Playboy.

Check out coverage of Christie Hefner's speech on Nov. 4 at Syracuse University.

November 4, 2009 - 10:47pm
Former CEO Christie Hefner, daughter of the world’s most infamous man-about-town Hugh Hefner, helped transform Playboy the magazine into Playboy the brand.

“You’re never entirely sure where your life is going to take you,” Christie Hefner said.

Despite her goal to attend Yale University for graduate school, Hefner agreed to begin working at Playboy.

Christie Hefner delivered a public lecture in Newhouse on Wednesday about her insights gained from more than 30 years working with the company her father, Hugh Hefner, founded in 1953.