About Danielle Belton
Danielle C. Belton is the current editor-in-chief of HuffPost. Prior to joining the Pulitzer Prize-winning organization, she was editor-in-chief of the leading Black digital publication, The Root. Belton grew the award-winning site’s traffic by 300 percent within her first year leading its newsroom. A 20-year-veteran of journalism, blogging and writing, Belton is also known for being one of the first Black women to lead a writer’s room in late night when she was head writer for BET’s talk show, “Don’t Sleep,” hosted by T. J. Holmes in 2012. She was also the creator and author of the popular, former politics and pop culture weblog, The Black Snob. She currently resides in New York City.