The Huffington Post Media Group announces today that HPMG News has topped the CNN Network to become the #2 site in the General News category according to the latest April 2012 comScore data.

HPMG News had 59.4 million unique visitors in April, topping CNN Network by 2 million unique visitors. This is the first month that HPMG News has claimed the #2 spot. HuffPost readers made more than 6 million comments in April alone, as well as over 150 million comments to date.*

The comScore metrics showing that HPMG News became the #2 General News site for April 2012 were released on the 7-year anniversary of The Huffington Post's initial launch. The Huffington Post went live on May 9, 2005.

Sources: comScore Media Metrix, April 2012; *AOL Internal Data