The New York Times reported:
Arianna Huffington, the cable talk show pundit, author and doyenne of the political left, will take control of all of AOL’s editorial content as president and editor in chief of a newly created Huffington Post Media Group. The arrangement will give her oversight not only of AOL’s national, local and financial news operations, but also of the company’s other media enterprises like MapQuest and Moviefone.
Huffington also announced the merger on her site. The Huffington Post began as a liberal blog with a small staff in 2005 but now draws some 25 million visitors every month.