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Rita Wilson given new editor position at Huffington Post

Rita Wilson has been named editor-at-large of a new Huffington Post section.

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Rita Wilson arrives at the Simply Shakespeare Fundraiser in Los Angeles on May 9. AOL Huffington Post Media Group President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington said Thursday, that Wilson will be the editor-in-chief of 'Huff/Post 40,' a new site aimed at the baby boomer generation.

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The Huffington Post is launching a new site aimed at the baby boomer generation, andRita Wilson will direct its vision and content.

AOL Huffington Post Media Group President and Editor-in-Chief Arianna Huffington said Thursday that the actress and producer will be editor-at-large of "Huff/Post 40," which is set to launch in August. She says Wilsoneven came up with the name of the new site.

Huffington said in an interview that the new site is designed to appeal to men and women over 40 and it will be "both about news and about people sharing their own experiences about that stage in life."

She credited her and Wilson's shared Greek heritage for setting them up to value aging as a process that brings wisdom and new possibilities.

The 54-year-old Wilson, who is married to Tom Hanks, has acted in movies, on television and on Broadway. She has also written stories on style and health for O, The Oprah Magazine and Harper's Bazaar, where she has been a contributing editor since 2006.

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