Hilary Rosen Named HuffPost Political Director

Hilary Rosen, former chairman and CEO of the Recording Industry Assn. of America, has been named political director and Washington editor at large of the Huffington Post.

“I’m delighted to welcome Hilary to the team,” Huffington said in a statement. “With her experience in the power corridors of Washington DC, and her extensive network of contacts, Hilary will be a driving force in taking HuffPost’s political coverage to the next level. Her seasoned perspective, judgment and relationships will be of enormous value as our political reporting continues to expand.”

Rosen said, “The Huffington Post has established itself as both a credible and diverse news organization as well as the pre-eminent home for progressive opinion. I am really excited to help expand our voice during this critical election period.”

Rosen served at the RIAA for 17 years before departing in 2003. She has been a political and media consultant, and has been a lobbyist on behalf of LGBT rights and AIDS issues.

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