BuzzFeed Is Acquiring HuffPost in a Broader Partnership Deal With Verizon Media

Jonah Peretti will lead the combined company

BuzzFeed founder and CEO Jonah Peretti also co-founded HuffPost in 2005. BuzzFeed

BuzzFeed will acquire HuffPost from Verizon Media, the two companies said today in a joint statement. BuzzFeed CEO and founder Jonah Peretti, who also co-founded HuffPost—then known as Huffington Post—in 2005, will lead the venture.

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