Today in New York, the Huffington Post launches its New York local site.  This is part of big roll out of local and "hyper local" sites planned, says Arianna Huffington in this video interview with Kara Swisher.

She tells Kara that the $25 million venture investment from Oak has been untouched and will be used for expansion and local will be a big part.  She says that this will be a big part of the mandate of the new CEO, Eric Hippeau.

Andy Plesser, Executive Producer

Disclaimer:  I blog regularly for the Huffington Post, but like everyone else, don't get paid.  Which is fine — Arianna tells Kara that blogging for her site is "not a job."