This week’s Media Updates covers moves and changes at news titles including the Sunday Politics, Sunday Times Style, POLITICO and Grazia.
News & Current Affairs
- Sarah Smith has been appointed as the new presenter of BBC One’s Sunday Politics. She replaces Andrew Neil and will appear on the first episode after the summer break on 17 September.
- The Newbury & Thatcham Observer has ceased publication due to ongoing challenging market conditions. Launched just over two years ago, the paper’s edition went out on Thursday 24 August
- Ivan Berry and Emma Hibbert have taken over as the Breakfast show presenters at Heart Four Counties. The show was previously hosted by Stuart Miles and Katy Hill
- James Bedford has returned to his role of sports editor at the Rutland and Stamford Mercury and its sister titles the Rutland Times and the Bourne Local. James previously held the role between 2004 and 2009.
Government & Politics
- Jack Blanchard has joined POLITICO Europe. He will launch the London Playbook, a new morning newsletter, on 4 September
Business & Finance
- Matthieu Favas has been appointed editor at Agri Investor. Matthieu was previously web editor at Infrastructure Investor
- John Elmes has been appointed senior reporter at C21 Media. Previously a reporter for Times Higher Education, John will work across C21’s editorial portfolio
- Zoe Burke has been appointed content editor at Bridal Buyer. Zoe was previously assistant editor at hitched.co.uk and content writer at You & Your Wedding
Fashion & Beauty
- Louisa McGillicuddy has been confirmed as features editor at Sunday Times Style. She was previously acting features editor at the title
- Charly Suggett has been appointed fashion assistant at Grazia