She announced her decision with the following tweet:
I thought HuffPost would be my last act. But I’ve decided to step down as HuffPost’s editor-in-chief to run my new venture, Thrive Global.
— Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) August 11, 2016
Huffington will focus on her new venture, a health and wellness startup called Thrive Global. Last week, it was announced that Thrive Global had obtained Series A funding.
“I really thought I could do both, but as we started building it up, I realized that it really needed my full attention,” Huffington told The Wall Street Journal. “It is important to know when one door closes and another opens, and I felt that moment had arrived.”