Hann set to take the helm at The Editor

The Editor, The Guardian's weekly digest of the world's media and news, has appointed Michael Hann as editor.

The Editor, The Guardian's weekly digest of the world's media and news, has appointed Michael Hann as editor.

Hann is currently at the helm of football monthly FourFourTwo, published by Haymarket, and takes over in May.

The Editor originally launched as a Saturday supplement before the 24-page colour book switched to Fridays 18 months ago. 'I went in with plenty of ideas,' Hann said of his interview. But he was tight-lipped about the changes he has planned.

'I hope to get involved with The Guardian in a wider context. The opportunity to work there, to go and learn new things, was too good to pass up,' said Hann.

The Editor currently features an eclectic mixture of serious articles from foreign newspapers and more tongue-in-cheek pieces such as reviews of obscure websites, in addition to a global news round-up.

No announcement has been made about Leo Hickman, acting editor of the supplement since December 2000. He has been with The Editor since its launch in April 1998. Hickman was standing in for former editor Felicity Lawrence, who switched to The Guardian main paper's newsdesk as current affairs correspondent last December.

Hann joined FourFourTwo as assistant editor in April 1997 and took over as editor in September 1999. He is credited with expanding the magazine's international coverage, including the coup of featuring cover stars such as Paolo Maldini, Rivaldo and Gabriel Batistuta and the introduction of an eight-page international football section.



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