The Huffington Post will officially launch its previously discussed technology section this September, which will be helmed by former Washington Post scribe Jose Antonio Vargas, who has been installed as the left-leaning site’s new technology and innovations editor.
The planned dive into the technology realm marks the latest move by the politically centric Huffington Post to expand its coverage range. For example, recently the site has introduced sections dedicated to local issues in New York and Chicago, and besides technology, plans to launch sections dedicated to topics such as sports and books.
For its foray into the hyper-saturated technology arena, Huffington Post has nabbed a Pulitzer Prize winner in Vargas, who was awarded for his coverage for the Washington Post of the Virginia Tech massacre in 2007. The veteran print reporter has previous logged stints at the Philadelphia Daily News and the San Francisco Chronicle.
“I have long admired Jose’s coverage of the intersection of politics and technology, and his passion for exploring and communicating the many ways technological innovations impact our culture and our lives,” said editor in chief and co-founder Arianna Huffington. “He’s ideally qualified to launch our new Technology section and he’ll play a key role in helping to drive [the site’s] continued innovation.”