New York Times Vet Takes Over for Arianna Huffington

Michael Calderone has the scoop.

LydiaPolgreenLinkedInWe would hope that Huffington Post senior media reporter Michael Calderone would be the journalist with the scoop about the house that Arianna built. Don’t laugh; it often does not work out that way.

Per his report, a successor to Arianna Huffington has been selected:

Lydia Polgreen, a New York Times associate masthead editor and editorial director of NYT Global, has been named editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post. …

In an interview, Polgreen said it was difficult leaving the Times, where she spent nearly 15 years, but that the role at HuffPost was a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Congrats to Polgreen, as this purview remains one of the highest-profile positions in journalism. Polgreen starts in a few weeks.

Read the rest of Calderone’s item here.

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