CONTACT BOOK UPDATE: 29-Nov-2007

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

PRESS

Mark Thomas has stepped down as editor of The People. Daily Mirror assistant editor Lloyd Embley will be acting editor. The Daily Mirror’s head of news Gary Jones and deputy editor Ben Procter will assist Embley.

The Times retail correspondent Sarah Butler has left and been replaced by online industry reporter Steve Hawkes. Robin Pagnamenta has been appointed energy and environment editor.

Daily Mirror deputy business editor James Coney is returning to the Daily Mail after leaving earlier this year. He will be assistant editor on Money Mail.

Chris Bascombe has been hired as a sports reporter at the News of the World, moving from the Liverpool Echo.

Financial Times UK political correspondent Chris Adams has been appointed a leader writer. He has yet to be replaced.

Homa Khaleeli will join The Guardian as junior commissioning editor on its G2 supplement. Khaleeli moves from the Liverpool Echo, and fills the position of Amy Fleming, now G2’s health & wellbeing editor.

BBC Paris producer Matthew Warren has joined Haymarket advertising title Campaign as a reporter. Warren previously worked in advertising.

Fashion industry title Drapers has hired Laura Lovett as features writer. She joins from Wilmington Media where she was a reporter on European Cosmetics Markets.

Broadcast business magazine Televisual has hired Zoe Mutter as a reporter. Poz Watson, analysis editor, and art director Charlotte Cripps have both left to go on maternity leave. Bobbie Sidhu will cover Cripps’ role.

Haymarket planning title Regeneration & Renewal news editor Ben Walker is now deputy editor. Jamie Carpenter, community renewal editor, will replace Walker. Online editor Tamar Wilner is now physical regeneration editor.

The Western Daily Press deputy business editor John Fox-Clinch is leaving journalism. Magazine editor Sarah Pritchard-Williams is now internet editor, with Rachel Sugden replacing her.

BROADCAST

The BBC has named Caroline Wyatt as defence correspondent, working across its TV, radio and online channels. Wyatt was Paris correspondent at the BBC for more than four years.

BBC Radio 5 Live commissioning editor Moz Dee joins UTV Radio as director of programmes in January.

Setanta Sports News will launch on both satellite and Virgin Media this week, covering all major UK and international sports stories. The editor-in-chief is Geoff Hill.

Alternative music radio station XFM South Wales launches this week. Emma Newman is music scheduler and Jamie Taylor is news editor.

DIGITAL


CNET Networks UK has appointed silicon.com editor Tony Hallett as editorial director of business media. News editor Steve Ranger replaces Hallett.

Yorkshire Post business editor David Parkin has left to launch business news website thebusinessdesk.com.


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