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Nico Pitney To Replace Jai Singh As AOL HuffPo’s Managing Editor

As the relatively recently-formed Aol / HuffPo hybrid prepares to fold Aol News into the Huffington Post, the company has revealed that it will replace Jai Singh with longtime “HuffPostian” Nico Pitney as the sites’ managing editor.

The announcement came in the wee hours of the morning via Aol’s own TechCrunch, which also shared that Yahoo will be hiring Singh as the new editor in chief of the Yahoo Media Network.

Pitney was previously HuffPost’s executive editor, having initially served as the site’s politics editor throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, before becoming the site’s national editor and Washington bureau chief.

HuffPost founder Arianna Huffington sent an internal memo about Pitney’s promotion:

I’m delighted to announce that Nico will become the Managing Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group. Jai and I have been talking for some time about his desire to return home to California and his family. I’m delighted to announce that Nico will become the Managing Editor of The Huffington Post Media Group. Jai and I have been talking for some time about his desire to return home to California and his family.

via TechCrunch

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