Contact book update

Your update on new launches, new hires and developments in the world of print, broadcast and online media.

PRESS

Zoe Griffin, diary editor at thelondonpaper, is to join the Sunday Mirror as showbusiness column editor on 13 March. Luke Blackall, previously deputy diary editor, will replace Griffin at thelondonpaper. Griffin replaces Suzanne Kerins, now associate editor at OK! (PRWeek, 9 Feb).

Kasie Davies has been appointed deputy features editor of the News of the World Sunday Magazine. She replaces Nick Harding, now Sunday's features editor. Davies' previous role, as deputy features editor of Love It!, has been filled by Gail Shortland.

Former freelancer Jane Dudman has been appointed to the new role of associate editor of The Guardian's Public magazine.

Lucy Tuck has been appointed editor of the Financial Times' Weekend section. Previously arts editor of The Sunday Telegraph, she replaces Emma Tucker, now associate features editor at The Times.

Richard Siddle, former editor of Travel Weekly, has become editor of wine and spirit weekly Harpers. He replaces Christian Davis, who left for Drinks Internat­ional (PRWeek, 2 March).

Sathnam Sanghera is to join The Times in June as a business columnist and features writer. Previously in the same role at the Financial Times, he took a sabbatical last August to write a family memoir, due to be published next year.

Guy Woodward has been made permanent editor of IPC's Decanter. Previously acting editor, he replaces Amy Wislocki, who has returned from maternity leave as managing editor.

Lucy Barret
t has returned from maternity leave to resume her role as deputy editor of Haymarket's Marketing. Acting deputy editor Claire Murphy has now resumed her role as associate editor.

Paul O'Hare has been made crime correspondent at the Daily Record, replacing Richard Elias, who has joined Scotland on Sunday as chief reporter. O'Hare was previously a reporter for the Daily Record's evening edition, Record PM.

BROADCAST

Justin Kings is to become assistant editor at BBC London 94.9. He replaces Nikki O Donnell, who now edits regional news show Look East. Kings was previously group news editor at GCap Media.

Peter Cook, assistant editor of BBC Norfolk, is to become editor at BBC Suffolk in April. He replaces Gerald Main, who is moving to BBC Essex (PRWeek, 2 Feb). Cook's replacement has not yet been found.

Marcus Buckland, who currently presents football programmes on Sky Sports - including its Champions League and Premplus output - is to front Sky's tennis programmes from next week.


NEW MEDIA


Online world travel guide Unearthtravel.com has launched. Featuring user-generated content, it includes information on responsible tourism, destination reviews and blogs. Members can also design trips using an itinerary builder. Pip Bennett is research director.

Robert Lindsay, previously City reporter at the Daily Express, has joined the Times Online in the new role of deputy online business news editor. He has not yet been replaced.

Compiled by Kate Magee E kate.magee@haynet.com & sponsored by PR Newswire

 

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