MEDIA: Sunday Mirror role for Dyche

The Sunday Mirror has recruited a replacement for its news editor, Paul Field, who is leaving to become news editor at the Mail On Sunday.

The Sunday Mirror has recruited a replacement for its news editor,

Paul Field, who is leaving to become news editor at the Mail On

Sunday.



Chris Dyche, who heads the longest established freelance press agency in

the Midlands, Birmingham-based Caters News Agency, will take over from

Field. He is expected to take up his post at the start of August.



The Sunday Mirror job is Dyche’s first on a national newspaper. He began

his career at Huddersfield-based national newspaper agency West Riding

News and Sports Agency seven years ago. Two years later he joined

Mercury Press Agency in Liverpool, where he worked as a reporter in the

north-west.



His time there included a spell at Caters, which is a sister agency.



He was made bureau chief at Caters aged 23, and a year later, in 1997,

he was appointed news editor at Mercury before returning to Caters 18

months later to co-run the operation with picture editor David

Burner.



Dyche said: ’I’ve been offered more than one opportunity to join

national newspapers but none were right. This was an offer I couldn’t

refuse.’



Field joined the Sunday Mirror in September 1999 from the Sunday People,

where he was deputy news editor. Before that he worked as a reporter on

the Daily Mail.



The Sunday Mirror is the third biggest selling Sunday paper after the

News of the World and the Mail on Sunday. It had a circulation of just

under 1.9 million in April.



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