HuffPost Australia turns the lights on
19 August 2015
- Lisa Wilkinson announced as Editor-at-Large -
Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post Media Group has officially launched HuffPost Australia, a new edition of The Huffington Post, a leading global digital news source of breaking news, opinion, entertainment and community, and welcomed influential media personality and the Nine Network’s Today Show co-host Lisa Wilkinson to the role of Editor-at-Large.
HuffPost Australia is The Huffington Post’s 15th site in the brand’s expanding global presence.
HuffPost Australia provides local news, opinion, entertainment and community, while leveraging The Huffington Post’s global award-winning news platform. Fairfax’s digitally-driven, diversified media business is providing commercial support to connect advertisers to HuffPost’s large-scale audience in Australia.
Arianna Huffington, Co-Founder, President and Editor-in-Chief of The Huffington Post said: “HuffPost Australia marks the 15th edition in HuffPost’s growing global network, which is now present on six of the seven continents. And we couldn’t have found a better partner than Fairfax Media.
“Together, we’ve built a hub for reporting on the critical issues the country faces, exploring the themes that can help Australians live more fulfilling lives, and opening up the conversation to all Australians, not just about the challenges the country is facing, but also about the solutions and innovations that are making a difference.”
HuffPost Australia’s Chief Executive Officer, Chris Janz, said: “It’s great to have turned the lights on at HuffPost Australia – the destination for all Australians to voice their thoughts, have their opinions heard, and be constantly connected to what’s happening.
“In less than six months, we’ve assembled a highly-talented, strong editorial team, led by Editor-in-Chief Tory Maguire, who have hit the ground running to bring Australians the latest news, opinions and commentary that will shape the local agenda.
“Lisa Wilkinson is a fabulous addition to the HuffPost Australia team as Editor-at-Large. She’s a highly-respected and much-loved TV broadcaster through her role on the Today Show, with a strong personality, intelligence and persuasive style that resonates with many. In HuffPost Australia, Lisa has the perfect platform to further broaden and deepen her connection to audiences, and inspire others to share their perspectives on what matters most to them.”
HuffPost Australia’s Editor-at-Large, Lisa Wilkinson, said: “I was thrilled to be approached by Arianna and when you find an email in your inbox on a Saturday morning from one of the most influential women in the world well it’s hard to say no to. And I’m going to love getting my teeth back into writing again.”
Lisa today shared her first column on HuffPost Australia entitled “What They Really Meant By 'Having It All'.”
About HuffPost Australia
HuffPost Australia, www.huffingtonpost.com.au, was launched in August 2015, with an editorial team based in Sydney, covering the latest in opinion, politics, business, lifestyle, technology, sports, global and local news. HuffPost Australia is a partnership between The Huffington Post and Fairfax Media. Follow us @HuffPostAU.
About The Huffington Post
The Huffington Post is a Pulitzer Prize-winning source of breaking news, features, and entertainment, as well as a highly engaged community for opinion and conversation. The Huffington Post has 214 million unique visitors per month (comScore, global multiplatform, January 2015). The site has almost 100,000 bloggers – from politicians, students and celebrities to academics, parents and policy experts – who contribute in real-time on the subjects about which they are most passionate. The Huffington Post has editions in the UK, Canada, France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Maghreb, Germany, Brazil, South Korea, Greece, India and the Arabic world. The Huffington Post is part of AOL Inc.
About Fairfax Media
Fairfax’s network of leading information, marketplaces and entertainment brands provides powerful connections between advertisers and large, diversified audiences throughout Australia and New Zealand. As the trusted voice, Fairfax informs, engages and entertains audiences and communities. Every day Fairfax empowers and enriches the lives of millions of people with independent, quality content and great experiences.