Three months after leaving NBC News for Huffington Post Media Group, Lauren Kapp is leaving her post. Kapp was brought on as Huffington’s SVP of Global Strategy, Marketing and Communication. Reuters reports Kapp is leaving for personal reasons.
The differences between NBC and the Huffington Post are vast: NBC is part of a huge corporate conglomerate controlled by cable operator Comcast Corp and its news division has a long, storied history.
The Huffington Post, founded in 2005, is a scrappy upstart that has rewritten the rule book in how news is presented and consumed on the Internet with its mixture of aggregation, heavy use of photos, original reporting and commentary.
Kapp, spent the last 10 years at NBC News where she held PR jobs at “Today” and “Nightly News” before being upped to VP of communications and marketing, and was part of NBC News president Steve Capus’ inner circle.
Earlier this month, HPMG owner AOL hired Jolie Hunt for the newly-created role of chief marketing and communications officer. Hunt joined from Thomson Reuters.