Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post, the digital media powerhouse bearing her name that she co-founded 11 years ago.
In a tweet Thursday morning, Huffington said she's leaving her position as editor-in-chief to run her new venture Thrive Global, which aims to change the way people work and fix personal health damage caused by overworking.
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
Huffington co-founded the Huffington Post along with other three people in 2005 as a liberal alternative to conservative websites like the Drudge Report.
In 2011, AOL bought the Huffington Post for $315 million and named Huffington editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group.
A committee of Huffington Post executives will lead the search for a new editor-in-chief.