Polly Curtis is Editor-in-Chief of HuffPost UK, joining in August 2017 with 16 years of media industry experience.
Immediately prior to joining HuffPost, Polly was Director of Media for the British Red Cross during a time that included the organisation’s largest emergency response in decades, as they operationalised after the Manchester bombing, the London Bridge and Finsbury Park attacks, and the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
Prior to her position at British Red Cross, Polly was Digital Editor at The Guardian where she led digital plans for the Scottish referendum, the EU referendum and the 2015 election as well as the live coverage of some of the biggest breaking stories in recent times.
HuffPost UK currently has the joint second highest reach of a digital news brand, just behind the BBC, according to the Digital News Report 2017, with an average of 11 million UVs monthly.
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