Type of site
|News and opinion|
|Available in||Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish|
|Founded||May 9, 2005|
|334 (June 2018)|
|Launched||May 9, 2005(as The Huffington Post)|
HuffPost (formerly The Huffington Post and sometimes abbreviated HuffPo) is a
The Huffington Post was launched on May 9, 2005, as a
In July 2012, The Huffington Post was ranked No. 1 on the 15 Most Popular Political Sites list by eBizMBA Rank, which bases its list on each site's
The Huffington Post was founded by
Prior to The Huffington Post, Huffington hosted the website Ariannaonline.com. Her first foray into the Internet was the website Resignation.com, which called for the resignation of President
Following the site's acquisition by Verizon, in August 2016, Arianna Huffington stepped down from her longtime role as editor-in-chief to pursue other ventures, and in December of that year was officially succeeded by
In April 2017, Polgreen announced the company would rebrand, changing its name to HuffPost and unveiling significant changes to the design of its website and logo. Polgreen also stated that the redesign would be accompanied by changes in the site's content and reporting.
In approximately June 2007, the site launched its first local version, HuffPost Chicago. In June 2009, HuffPost New York was launched, followed shortly by HuffPost Denver which launched on September 15, 2009, and HuffPost Los Angeles which launched on December 2, 2009. In 2011, three new regional editions were launched: HuffPost San Francisco on July 12, HuffPost Detroit, on November 17, and HuffPost Miami in November. HuffPost Hawaii was launched in collaboration with the online investigative reporting and public affairs news service Honolulu Civil Beat on September 4, 2013.
The Huffington Post launched its first international edition, HuffPost Canada, on May 26, 2011. On July 6 of the same year, the Huffington Post UK launched its UK edition. On January 23, 2012, Huffington, in partnership with
In 2011, after its purchase by AOL, The Huffington Post subsumed many of AOL's Voices properties (including AOL Black Voices, which had originally independently established in 1995 as
By late 2013, however, The Huffington Post was taking steps to operate as more of a "stand-alone business" within AOL, taking control of more of its own business and advertising operations, and directing more effort towards securing "premium advertising".