HuffPost UK Names Cate Sevilla As Editor In Chief
Sevilla will oversee HuffPost’s entire UK operation comprising lifestyle, entertainment and politics as well as a new shopping team.
London -- November 11, 2021 -- BuzzFeed today announces Cate Sevilla as Editor in Chief of HuffPost UK. Sevilla will oversee HuffPost’s entire UK operation comprising lifestyle, entertainment and politics as well as a new shopping team.
Sevilla was previously the Editor in Chief at The Pool, and has also worked in senior roles at Google and BuzzFeed UK. She has bylines in Grazia, The i and many more. She recently released her first book, How To Work Without Losing Your Mind - a guide to shifting your relationship with your career.
This completes a series of new hires for HuffPost in the UK, which also included Kevin Schofield joining as Political Editor and Sophia Sleigh as his deputy as well as a number of new appointments on the audience and lifestyle teams.
Danielle Belton, Editor in Chief of HuffPost said: “Cate is an inspiring newsroom leader and brilliant editor. With experience at some of the world’s biggest digital brands, Cate intrinsically understands the online news landscape and the opportunity that exists for HuffPost UK to thrive within it. We’re going into 2022 from a position of real strength.”
Cate Sevilla said: “I am truly honoured to lead the HuffPost UK team through this new and exciting chapter. As we navigate the world in 2022, I want HuffPost UK to serve as a beacon of hope and delight for our varied audience; in addition to continuing to be the source of accessible and accurate information that they know and trust, with our political and social news coverage.
“I have a deep respect for the brand and the legacy the editors and team before me have built. Lifestyle and entertainment content has been a huge part of my career, and as a new parent, I’m very much looking forward to defining what our coverage looks like across these areas in the future.”
Sevilla will start at HuffPost at the start of the new year. Headshot available to download here.
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