The Huffington Post is one of the most widely read news sites on the internet, with over one million comments each month. Launched in May 2005, the Post is a liberal news site that would not be what it is today without Arianna Huffington, former wife of right-wing congressman Michael Huffington. Named in Time magazine’s top 100 most influential people in 2006, Huffington has built a name for herself in the political community, and since founding the Post has since become iconic in the world of online media.
Having received her degree in economics from Cambridge University, Huffington tasted success early on when she was made president of Cambridge Union’s debating society, the third woman in the school’s history to ever hold that position. After living in London for awhile, Huffington later moved to Washington D.C. with Michael Huffington where she served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Negotiations Policy. She later wrote a biography of Maria Callas and Pablo Picasso, in addition to articles for National Review, a biweekly magazine based in New York City.
Given Arianna’s background in writing and knowledge of politics, it is no surprise she was able to accomplish such a successful news website. She first started out with a website called Resignation.com, which rallied conservatives for Clinton’s resignation, along with a website called Ariannaonline.com, but only the Huffington Post received such widespread success.
I am a huge fan of the Huffington Post because it is a great commentator site written by hundreds of bloggers and journalists. I always feel like I am getting really useful information when I visit and I have had the honor of one of my own articles posted in the Health section. Please look out for my future articles on health, vitality and wellbeing!