Media Relations: Contact Book Update

PRESS

Sunday Telegraph columnist Rebecca Tyrrel has been made the paper's theatre critic. She replaces Tim Walker, who held the position for just a month but will continue to edit the Mandrake gossip column. Tyrrel's hire follows Sarah Sands' arrival as editor.

Elle magazine assistant beauty editor Sarah Joan Ross has been appointed beauty director of Hachette Filipacchi's stablemate B. She takes over from Emma Hill, who is leaving to freelance, on 11 July. Fiona Cowood starts as B's senior features writer next week, replacing Charlotte Northedge, features editor of new launch Psychologies.

The National Magazine Company is to 'update' its existing magazine She in October. It will be aimed at women over 35 and edited by Matthew Line.

Charlotte Ross, formerly Saturday editor of The Independent, has been appointed deputy editor. Current She editor Terry Tavner will not be involved in the new project.

Julian Linley, deputy editor of celeb weekly Heat, is to move this month into an editorial development role. He will head a new team at publisher Emap that is looking at potential new titles. Linley has been at Heat for five years.

Jo Pyatt will become editor of Horse, the magazine for serious leisure riders, next week. She replaces Amanda Williams, who is leaving after seven years, during which time she was also editor of Eventing. Pyatt was deputy editor of Horse until 2002.

A parenting title, My Child, has been launched this week. It will come out six times during the academic year and carry news, information and expert advice on areas including education, nutrition, health and finance.

Editor of the PSP Communications title is Gaythorne Silvester.

Steve Fairclough has replaced Steve Harris as editor of Hi-Fi News.

Harris is leaving after 17 years with the title. Fairclough is in turn succeeded as editor of Stamp Magazine by Guy Thomas, deputy editor of Motor Boats Monthly. All the titles are published by IPC Country & Leisure Media.

Richard Keith has been appointed editor of Windows XP: The Official Magazine, the consumer title that offers tips for PC users. He replaces Dave Bradley, who has moved to Future Publishing stablemate SFX (PRWeek, 3 June).

BROADCAST

Sky News presenter Lisa Aziz is leaving to host ITV West's early evening news programme. Based in Bristol, she will co-present the 6pm show with Richard Lyddon. Aziz worked for ITV West in the 1980s before stints on TV-am and BBC2.

BBC Scotland plans to launch The Adventure Show, a series on outdoor pursuits, at the end of the month. Sports such as white-water kayaking and snowboarding will be featured. Presenter is Dougie Vipond.

NEW MEDIA

Angel Gambino, BBC controller of business development and emerging platforms, is to join MTV Networks UK in September. Her newly created role will be to expand the broadcaster's interactive and mobile offering.

Karen Saunders has been made head of programmes and acquisitions for BT's TV services division, which plans to offer broadband video content.

Currently head of pay-per-view at Sky Networks, she was previously responsible for content acquisition, programming and marketing of Sky Box Office.

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