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HuffPo Managing Editor to Depart Site

Nico Pitney, the Executive Managing Editor of The Huffington Post, is stepping down. Capital New York reports that Pitney is leaving for family reasons. Pitney has also served as HufPo’s Politics Editor, National Editor and Washington Bureau Chief, prior to his current position.

“After living in two different cities for the first year of their marriage, Nico and his wife have decided to move to San Francisco to be closer to their families, and to start a family of their own,” Arianna Huffington wrote in a memo announcing the move. “Sadly, as a result, Nico will be stepping down as managing editor on February 3rd. In a number of roles over the years, Nico has been an integral part of HuffPost’s growth and success, and played a key leadership role following the merger. I will miss him very much.”

Jimmy Soni, HuffPo’s 26-year-old Chief of Staff, is succeeding Pitney.

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