HuffPost Live Closes LA Office (Updated)

/ Aug 29, 2013

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The Huffington Post Media Group has shuttered HuffPost Live’s LA office, VideoInk has learned from multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.

Executives at HuffPost Live, the Huffington Post’s live-streaming network, announced yesterday that they plan to expand the network’s international coverage via a newly created unit called The WorldPost. These plans pave the way for what will eventually be “a standalone HuffPost Live International network,” per Arianna Huffington’s comments to Kara Swisher at All Things D.

We are told that the decision to shut down the LA office is tied to the company’s international plans.

According to sources, the company did not lay off the entire staff at the LA office, with some individuals being offered positions based in NY (Update: A source close to the company says the exact number of LA staffers who were offered positions in NY is 12.) If so, this would seem to align with the decision to refocus HuffPost to covering global news and stories.

Update: A Huffington Post spokesperson confirms the company’s decision to shut down its LA-based production team: “As a result of HuffPost Live’s shift in focus and resources to international and political coverage, the network will no longer maintain a production team in Los Angeles. Over two-thirds of HuffPost Live’s LA-based team has been invited to relocate to our New York studio.”

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