This just in: The Huffington Post has announced to LAWeekly.com that the influential Internet newspaper and media Web site is currently looking to hire an editor to lead its new local Los Angeles branch. HuffPost Local: Los Angeles has yet to set a launch date but is actively looking for the right candidate to fill the position. According to HuffPo's media relations department, senior editor Willow Bay is spearheading the search.

This L.A. branch comes after the launch of other locals in Chicago in 2008, New York in June 2009, and Denver. According to our sister site Westword.com, David Axelrod's 22-year-old son, Ethan Axelrod, has been selected as editor of the HuffPo Denver local. David Axelrod is President Obama's senior adviser.

Stay tuned for more updates…

LA Weekly