Jai Singh Leaving HuffPo for Yahoo

Will be replaced by executive editor Nico Pitney

Jai Singh is leaving his position as managing editor of the Huffington Post Media Group for a new role at Yahoo Media Network.

Singh will become editor in chief of Yahoo, where he “will help transform the company as it increases its original content creation, build the unique voice and programming of Yahoo’s leading properties, and help drive best-in-class tools and practices . . . and programming across all platforms” said Yahoo in a statement Monday.

HuffPo had originally hired Singh from CNET (which he helped create) to give its online news network a dose of journalistic credibility. During his two years there, Singh was in charge of day-to-day news management and editorial operations, and he played a major role in building HuffPo into a news giant.

Singh’s replacement at the Huffington Post will be Nico Pitney, previously the company’s executive editor.