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|Relatives||Katherine Sailer (wife), Ben Lerer (son), Izzy Lerer (daughter)|
Kenneth Lerer, known as "Ken", is an American businessman and media executive. He was the chairman and co-founder of The Huffington Post, an American news website acquired by Aol in 2011. Lerer is also a Managing Director of Lerer Hippeau Ventures, and Chairman of Betaworks and BuzzFeed.
Lerer has taught at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, the University of Pennsylvania, and New York University, where he lectured on the media and American corporations. He served as Chairman of the Public Theater in New York for 10 years, and is now its Chairman Emeritus.
Lerer is maried to interior designer, Katherine Sailer 
Ken Lerer has two children. His son, Benjamin, started Thrillist, an online men's lifestyle website, and is also a managing director at Lerer Hippeau Ventures. His daughter, Izzie, is founder and CEO of The Dodo, a digital media company for people who care about animals
In 2013, Lerer launched StoptheNRA.com to advocate for the continuation of the assault weapons ban as a federal law. He subsequently donated the website to the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.
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