Arianna Huffington steps down as editor-in-chief of Huffington Post

Arianna Huffington. Picture: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

Arianna Huffington has announced she is stepping down as editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group.

Huffington co-founded the group and launched The Huffington Post in 2005. In 2012 the site won a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting in the US.

Huffington is going on to run corporate and consumer well­being and productivity platform Thrive Global.

She said in a tweet today: “I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global.”

In a statement she added: “Since publishing Thrive and then The Sleep Revolution, I’ve dreamt of taking the next big step to help transform the way we work and live,” Arianna Huffington said.

“When I decided to create Thrive Global, I thought it would be possible to build a startup and continue as editor-­in-­chief of the Huffington Post. Today, it’s clear that was an illusion.”

Picture: Reuters

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