Danielle Belton

Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost at BuzzFeed

Danielle Belton joined BuzzFeed in 2021 and currently serves as HuffPost's Editor-in-Chief. Belton began her journalism career at the Bakersfield Californian, a local newspaper in Southern California; later created and managed her own award-winning blog, The Black Snob, in 2007; and since then has written, edited, and contributed to numerous publications including theGrio, Essence, The Washington Post and The New York Times -- as well as programming across NPR, PBS, CNN, ABC, and BET. At The Root, Belton served as the site’s youngest managing editor and first-ever editor-in-chief, and helped dramatically expand The Root’s profile, traffic, and corps of emerging writers.


  • Editor-in-Chief, HuffPost

    Current role

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