Carla Buzasi to leave Huffington Post for data firm WGSN, Stephen Hull takes over

Carla Buzasi, the editor-in-chief of Huffington Post UK, has announced that she is stepping down, and will be replaced by Stephen Hull, who currently holds the role of executive editor.

Buzasi, who had tracked down Arianna Huffington to pitch a UK version of the news site, and became its founding editor-in-chief in the UK, has stepped down saying it is “time for a new chapter and another amazing opportunity.”

“Launching the Huffington Post in the UK three years ago was a once-in-a-lifetime role,” said Buzasi, adding that she has “relished every opportunity and challenge along the way.”

She will now join Top Right’s insight and data company WGSN in a newly created role as global chief content officer.

“Carla has clearly done an excellent job at Huffington Post and I am delighted she will now bring her leadership skills and considerable content expertise to our business,” said the WGSN Trend global managing director, Steve Newbold. “Carla’s digital expertise, editorial vision and industry profile will add a further dimension to our global operations.”

Poorna Bell, responsible for sections including lifestyle, students and the blogs team, has now been promoted to the role of executive editor.