HuffPo Taps CNN Vet Derek J. Murphy to Head Biz Dev

  • May 5, 2009
The Huffington Post has named Derek J. Murphy senior vice president of business development. Murphy comes directly from CNN, where he headed strategic partnerships for the CNN Interactive Group, forging alliances with companies including Google, CareerBuilder and LG Electronics.

"I'm delighted to welcome Derek to the team," said Arianna Huffington, co-founder and editor in chief of The Huffington Post. "He knows the industry, and with his broad range of contacts he's an ideal person to help leverage The Huffington Post brand as it continues to grow." According to Nielsen Online, HuffPo has averaged more than 6 million uniques a month over the past year, with rising traffic. --John Capone

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