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Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington is leaving the company.
NEW YORK ― Huffington Post editor-in-chief Arianna Huffington announced Thursday she will step down from the company she co-founded 11 years ago to build Thrive Global, a new lifestyle, health and wellness site.
Huffington launched her namesake site in 2005, following the re-election of George W. Bush and as the war raged in Iraq. What began as a left-leaning answer to the Drudge Report, comprised primarily of aggregation and blog posts from friends, morphed over the years into a major news organization and digital media company that’s expanded into 15 countries. The site recently drew nearly 200 million monthly unique visitors globally.