HuffPost Names Polly Curtis Editor in Chief of HuffPost UK

A Guardian vet who had most recently been director of media for the British Red Cross

HuffPost UK has a new editor in chief in Polly Curtis, who will take the reins of the publication’s six-year-old U.K. op later in the summer. She will oversee a staff of more than 40 as she directs the newsroom’s overall vision.

Recently, Curtis had been in media’s communications side as director of media for the British Red Cross. Prior to joining in 2016, she had spent almost a decade and a half at The Guardian in a number of positions, from a reporter when she joined to digital editor at the time of her departure.

“I am really excited to be joining HuffPost as UK Editor-in-Chief,” said Curtis in a statement. “HuffPost produces challenging, impactful and empathetic journalism, with a team committed to revelatory reporting that focuses on the issues its audience really cares about. It is such privilege to lead and be part of that.”

Curtis will report to HuffPost international director Louise Roug, who herself is a recent hire, joining from Politico Europe at the end of the month and tasked with connecting HuffPost’s 17 international editions to each other and the flagship op while still ensuring each maintains its own region-specific flavor.