HuffPo Reaches One Billion PVs; Hires Lisa Belkin From NYT

The Huffington Post announced today that it had one billion pageviews in the month of August, the first time the site had reached that milestone.

The media juggernaut also announced its hiring of Lisa Belkin away from the New York Times; Belkin, pictured, had written about parenting for the Grey Lady and will continue on that beat at the Huffington Post.

In addition, HuffPo announced the launches of four new verticals, bringing the number of sites launched since it was acquired by AOL to 21.

The four new verticals are Huff/Post50; HuffPost Gay Voices; HuffPost Weddings; and HuffPost High School.

Finally, HuffPo has bought an “online engagement platform enabling citizens to solve problems in their communities” called Localocracy, and hired its two founders Conor White-Sullivan and Aaron Soules, and tech lead Jay Boice.

Kara Swisher has the full release.