The Huffington Post Names Artist Kimberly Brooks as Arts Editor

The Huffington Post Launches HuffPost Arts

Online Arts ‘Hub’ Features Wide-Ranging Coverage And Fresh, Unfiltered Voices

New York, NY, June 16, 2010 — The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”), a leading social news and opinion site, today announced the launch of “HuffPost Arts,” a newsection covering all things arts and culture related, including up-to-the minute news and commentary from artists and opinion-makers. The section is an online arts ‘hub,’ covering a wide range of subjects, from fine art and sculpture to opera and filmmaking. HuffPost Arts is edited by artist Kimberly Brooks. Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, made the announcement.

“We think it’s natural to apply HuffPost’s blend of real-time news and unbridled opinion to the broad world of arts and culture,” said Arianna Huffington.  “Kimberly Brooks has long been one of my favorite HuffPost bloggers, and we’re thrilled that she’ll be editing a new section about which she’s so passionate. Her open, inclusive approach to the arts is a perfect match for HuffPost and one which we think our community will be equally as excited about.”
Said Kimberly Brooks: “As an artist, I want to be a part of any effort that helps other artists get more exposure for their art, so encouraging Huffington Post bloggers and readers to share their opinions — and their work — is something I especially look forward to.”

About The Huffington Post:
The Huffington Post (www.huffingtonpost.com) is a leading social news and opinion site which in four and a half years has become an influential and oft-quoted media brand, “The Internet Newspaper.” The Huffington Post (“HuffPost”) has over 30 million unique visitors per month (source: Google Analytics) and is the most-linked-to blog on the Internet, per Technorati.  Among those who have blogged on HuffPost are Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Larry David, Nora Ephron, Larry Page, Madeleine Albright, Robert Redford, Neil Young, Rahm Emanuel, Albert Brooks, Mia Farrow, Russ Feingold, Al Franken, Ari Emanuel, Gary Hart, Edward Kennedy, Harry Shearer, John Kerry, Bill Maher, Nancy Pelosi, Madonna, Jamie Lee Curtis, Ryan Reynolds, Craig Newmark, Alec Baldwin, Donna Karan, Kenneth Cole and Donatella Versace. A comprehensive list of the contributors to The Huffington Post can be found in its blogger index:http://www.huffingtonpost.com/theblog/index/.