The Guardian newspaper has made two senior appointments - Andrew
Culf as news editor and Liz McGregor as the paper's analysis editor.
Culf, who is currently night editor, was previously media correspondent
of the paper and takes over on 1 October from Clare Margetson, who has
been appointed women's editor. Libby Brooks, the existing women's
editor, will become a full-time features writer on the paper.
Culf began his career at the East Anglian Times before joining the paper
He will also be responsible for the day-to-day running of the news desk
and the home news pages in conjunction with home news editor Harriet
McGregor, who began her career working for local papers in South Africa,
joined the paper in 1990 and was made letters and deputy comment editor
She reported to comment editor David Leigh, who was himself transferred
to a wider investigative role last month.
McGregor takes over from David Walker who moves to the news desk to
monitor the Government's performance on delivery of its targets for
She described the three pages of comment and analysis as the 'heart of
the paper' and said she wanted to broaden the range of the subjects
McGregor said readers could expect more pieces on foreign news,
environmental news and issues affecting women.
'Whatever the main subject of the day, with the analysis pages we try to
provide a definitive piece and to boil down the arguments,' she
'For example we might want a piece on the issues at stake in Middle
East, or a total audit of how the government is getting on in South
'The fact that I am a woman should also make a difference to the
subjects I choose - I am more interested in things that affect women,'