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

PRESS
Zoo Weekly founder Barry McIlheney is to join the Daily and Sunday Sport as editor-in-chief. McIlheney leaves Emap after 21 years.

The Telegraph Media Group has hired senior Sunday Times executive Mark Skipworth to head sports coverage across The Daily Telegraph, Sunday Telegraph and Telegraph.co.uk. Skipworth, The Sunday Times managing editor, news for 10 years, will be executive editor, sport.

Evening Standard news editor Mark Wilkinson will move to thelondonpaper, also as news editor. He succeeds Paul Baldwin, who will be online editor at the News International daily freesheet.

Marcia Degia is the new editor of Essential Publishing's Your Home. Degia was acting managing editor for IPC's Homes & Gardens.

H&G: loses managing editorSophy Ridge has been promoted from reporter to consumer correspondent at the News of the World.

Daily Mail retail and property correspondent Naomi Rovnick is moving to Hong Kong to work for DMGT title Asiamoney as associate editor.

Natasha Pearlman, writer for the Daily Mail's 'Femail' section, is now commissioning editor.

Grainne Gilmore, The Times' deputy personal finance editor, has been appointed economics correspondent. She replaces Gabriel Rozenberg, who left in December.

Daily Express reporter Jo Macfarlane is moving to the Mail on Sunday where she will be medical correspondent, covering the NHS, research and policy.

The Sun's assistant news editor Jane Hamilton has returned from maternity leave.

Grazia acting health editor Jane Druker has moved to Redwood Publishing as editor of Boots Health & Beauty magazine.

Men's glossy Arena has hired Simon Kurs as features editor. Kurs was a commis-sioning editor at The Sunday Times. He is also responsible for the 'Intelligence' section.

The Profile Group's Fashion Monitor has promoted Caroline Lucey from senior researcher to deputy editor. Victoria Todd has also been promoted from researcher to senior researcher.

Annabel Zammit has been appointed features writer at OK!. Zammit moves from IPC men's title Nuts.

Ginevra Benedetti has been promoted from homes assis-tant to homes writer at BBC Good Homes Magazine.

Sara Watson is now acting managing editor at Haymarket's eve magazine. Watson was previously group production manager.

BROADCAST
Duncan Barkes has left The Local Radio Company as regional programme controller and joined new Emap-owned Liverpool-based City Talk 105.9. He will host a daily morning topical show and a weekend show called 'Bloke Talk'.

DIGITAL
Sun Online senior reporter Lachlan Cartwright has been promoted to online news editor. Cartwright replaces Marc Webber, who is moving to itv.com as head of content.

Andrew Sparrow has joined guardian.co.uk as senior political correspondent. He was political correspondent for The Daily Telegraph.

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