Eat the Press editor Rachel Sklar will be leaving The Huffington Post after the election to work on her book, according to a report on Gawker today. Andy interviewed Sklar at the TimeWarner Politics 08 summit earlier this week about online video at The Huffington Post and expansions underway at the site.
Andy asked Sklar if the site’s current soaring traffic will be sustainable after the election, and she responded that the site’s many verticals give it a broader appeal than just politics. “Obviously politics has been a huge driver in that, but we’re very diversified. That’s what they say in a market like this, you need to diversify your portfolio. So we’re diversified,” she says.
—Kelsey Blodget, Associate Producer
Update: Here’s a Q&A with Rachel and Medibistro’s Noah Davis on her departure.