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FILE - This Feb. 24, 2013 file photo shows Arianna Huffington arrives at the 2013 Vanity Fair Oscars Viewing and After Partyl in West Hollywood, Calif. Huffington says she is stepping down as editor-in-chief to focus on a health startup, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, file)

Arianna Huffington is leaving the Huffington Post


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. 

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.

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