CONTACT BOOK UPDATE - 19.09.07

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

<em>Essentials</em>: maternity cover
Essentials: maternity cover
PRESS


The Daily Telegraph news editor Chris Evans has been appointed as the paper’s executive head of news. Matthew Bayley has been promoted from deputy news editor to news editor. Assistant news editor Neville Dean is now deputy news editor.

Geraldine Hackett has quit her post as education correspondent on The Sunday Times. Assistant news editor Jack Grimston and reporter Roger Waite will cover education. Deputy sports editor Alan Hunter has become Focus editor.

The Telegraph Media Group will launch ST Fashion, a glossy fashion magazine, at the end of the month. The editor is Peter Howarth. Daniella Agnelli, fashion director of The Telegraph Magazine, is fashion editor.

Tim Lewis has started as editor of The Observer Sport Monthly Magazine. He was editor of The Independent on Sunday’s Sunday Review.

Former Daily Express editor Richard Addis is to launch an upmarket London freesheet called The Day to compete with City AM and the soon-to-be-launched ShortList.

Tom Price has moved to the Daily Mail as assistant news editor. Price was previously assistant news editor at the Daily Express.

Sunday Herald business editor Ken Symon has left the newspaper to join Mcgarvie Morrison Media as business development director. Deputy editor David Milne takes over until a replacement editor is appointed.

Peter Muir, editor of Men’s Fitness magazine, has been promoted to editorial director across both Maxim and Men’s Fitness.

Sarah Richardson, business correspondent at CMP’s Building magazine, has been appointed news editor. She replaces Angela Monaghan who has joined The Daily Telegraph as online reporter.

Katie Banks has taken over from Dina Behrman as senior celebrity writer at Reveal. Banks was previously junior celebrity writer.

Disability Now, the magazine published by disability organisation Scope, has named Ian Macrae as editor. Acting editor John Pring now becomes deputy editor.

Lucy Turner is on maternity leave from her position as style director of Essentials. In her absence, fashion stylist Lindsey Baker will be the main point of contact for the fashion department.

Railnews reporter Chris Gray has joined CMP’s Travel Trade Gazette as deputy news editor.

Trinity Mirror’s Insider Group is to launch Business 7, a free weekly business newspaper targeting the Scottish business community. Jonathan Russell will be editor and Insider Magazine deputy editor Erikka Askeland becomes chief reporter.

Nini Khatiblou of PR firm Yellow Door is now the fashion assistant at InStyle.

BROADCAST


London’s LBC radio has promoted its editorial news director, Jonathan Richards, to become programme director of both LBC 97.3 and LBC News 1152.

BBC North West Tonight has a new co-presenter, Ranvir Singh, alongside Gordon Burns as part of a programme re-launch. Main contacts are editor Cerys Griffiths, and Jim Clarke, the news-gathering editor.

DIGITAL


David Moynihan has been appointed digital editor for IPC music brands NME.com and Uncut.co.uk. Moynihan moves from FHM.com, where he is editor.

Carrie Dunn and Georgina Turner are co-editors of Shiny Media’s new women’s football blog, Kickster.

Andi Spicer has been promoted to assistant managing editor at Dow Jones Newswires. Spicer, who was news editor, will continue to edit Dow Jones’ NewsPlus Global and CommentaryPlus Europe but will take further responsibility for its ICV/Topic and Services sectors as deputy to managing editor Paul Larkins.


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