Huffington to leave HuffPost

It’s the end of an era at the Huffington Post.

According to the USA Today, Arianna Huffington — the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the online liberal publication — is leaving her namesake news organization, concluding her 11 years with the company.

But her departure from the Huffington Post doesn’t wrap up her career altogether. The USA Today reports that Huffington is launching a new media company called Thrive Global and has been in talks with venture capitalists to fund the new pursuit. Set to officially launch in November, the USA Today says that Thrive Global will “provide content and training seminars on wellness.”

In a statement released by Huffington, the USA TODAY says the media mogul explained her decision to part ways with HuffPost this way:

“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. As Thrive Global moved from an idea to a reality, with investors, staff, and offices, it became clear to me that I simply couldn’t do justice to both companies,” she said.

While the publication has not yet named a replacement, the USA Today says CEO of AOL Tim Armstrong shared in a staff memo that “an interim editorial committee of other top editors will perform Arianna’s role for now and be involved in an ongoing search for a new editor-in-chief.”

Although it is certain that the Huffington Post‘s new leadership will be equally competent, it will be no easy task to fill the void left by Huffington’s departure.

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