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