April 5 Lauren Kapp, a senior vice president at
NBC News, is joining the Huffington Post Media Group.
Kapp will serve in the newly created role of senior vice
president, global strategy, marketing and communications and
will be a key adviser to President and Editor-In-Chief Arianna
Huffington. Kapp is expected to lead Huffington Post's expansion
into new markets and the impending launch of its streaming
"For a decade, Lauren has been an innovator and key adviser
at NBC News, helping that historic and venerated brand maintain
its standing and expand its audience during a time of tremendous
upheaval in media," Huffington said in a statement on Thursday.
Kapp's NBC News duties include handling marketing and public
relations for the division and its programming such as "Today"
and "Nightly News with Brian Williams."
The Huffington Post is part of AOL, which bought the
influential website more than a year ago for $315 million in a
bid to turn itself into a media and entertainment powerhouse.
NBC News is owned by NBC Universal, a unit of Comcast Corp