For over a year Arianna Huffington has served at AOL's many media properties as the catch all editor. She is famous as a shrewd negotiator who isn't afraid to ruffle a few feathers. Her length of influence extended over TechCrunch, MovieFone, MapQuest, and Patch.com, but with the changes at AOL, so also changes her focus on those entities.
According to Huffington, she was seeking to focus more on the Huffington post and distance herself from the day-to-day activities at the other sites. She addressed the issue at the Business Insider 2012 Startups conference last week.
Arianna Huffington comments on the changes at AOL:
"What I asked for is for us to be more independent, to have technology, marketing and [business development] now into Huffington Post, so that we can accelerate all our growth, and for me to be freed up to just concentrate exclusively on HuffPost,"
There's no word on what exactly will be changing at the Huffington Post. Obviously there will be a lot of changes at AOL. Huffington says her working relationship with AOL CEO Tim Armstrong is still alive and well. We will keep you updated as things at the Huffington Post and AOL evolve.