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.”
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.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 11, 2016
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.”