HuffPost’s Search for Arianna Huffington’s Replacement Begins

Who's ready?

Now that Arianna Huffington has announced that she’s leaving The Huffington Post, the site has some very big shoes to fill. So who might step into them?

A few names floated by Politico include editorial director for lifestyle Kate Palmer; executive editor Liz Heron and Washington bureau chief Ryan Grim.

Despite these solid candidates, Politico reports that “some staffers would like to see a big-name journalist from outside the company” succeed Huffington.

As Knicks fans, we would advise against this tactic. Hiring a big name when you have the chance to grow the company from within—with your own well qualified people—is almost always a mistake.

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