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Arianna Huffington to Leave Huffington Post

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This story originally appeared on Reuters

Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington said on Thursday she would leave the company to focus on running her new venture, health and wellness startup Thrive Global.

Reuters | Lucas Jackson
Huffington Post co-founder Arianna Huffington.

"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," she tweeted.

Thrive Global, which will offer services to companies to improve the well-being of their employees, recently closed a Series A funding round ahead of a launch in the fall.

Verizon Communications Inc. owns the Huffington Post through AOL, which bought the liberal American online news aggregator and blog for $315 million in February 2011.

(Reporting by Rishika Sadam in Bengaluru; Editing by Ted Kerr)